Enterprise mobility software provider MobileIron has taken the wraps off its cloud service that lets businesses manage their employees’ mobile apps and devices.
Called MobileIron Cloud, the service is available in three pricing bundles that offer a gamut of features ranging from enterprise app stores that workers can use to download corporate apps, to dedicated VPN tunnels for each app.
“Customers have come to realise that employee productivity is improved with the use of mobile apps and content,” said Bob Tinker CEO, MobileIron. “With MobileIron Cloud, customers can easily move from basic mobile device management to making enterprise mobility a strategic initiative.”
As Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies become more prevalent in the workplace, MobileIron is among a slew of vendors such as VMware, Citrix, IBM and Good Technology that are eyeing a slice of the market for software that helps businesses manage a deluge of mobile devices used by employees to access corporate data and apps.
Earlier this week, TechCrunch reported that MobileIron is working with Apple to deploy applications in the enterprise. This will be done through MobileIron’s OneTouch service that packages and secures iOS apps for enterprises, and pushes them to users.
MobileIron went public last year, and has seen a spike in its stock price in recent days following news of its partnership with Apple.
According to research firm Radicati Group, worldwide revenue from enterprise mobility management software is expected to grow to over US$5.7 billion by end 2018. This represents an average annual growth rate of 43 per cent from 2014 to 2018.