Bring your own device (BYOD) has influenced the market for mobile device management (MDM) software considerably. In an effort to manage and protect mobile devices and documents, the City of Rancho Cordova, Calif. has adopted Amtel’s (News - Alert) mobile lifecycle management solution.
Amtel is a provider of solutions that simplify enterprise mobility management. It offers a suite of integrated, cloud-based solutions for MDM, mobile apps management (MAM) and mobile expense management (MEM), which helps in securing mobile endpoints, protect the data and applications (apps) that run on them, and control mobile expenses.
Securing mobile devices and content while eliminating recurring costs and taking control of mobile apps, Amtel's mobile lifecycle management solution is helping City of Rancho Cordova to manage and protect mobile devices and documents used for city business.
According to Amtel, the IT team of the City of Rancho Cordova government chose the company’s MDM solution over other well-known brands, as these brands were costly, inadequate, unwieldy and unable to provide the full range of required capabilities.
However, Amtel’s integrated mobile security and app management solution is helping the City of Rancho Cordova government to manage both city-owned and BYOD devices at a better price point.
Currently, the city is utilizing Amtel's suite to transmit and share files such as city council meeting agendas in a secure mobile container, manage mobile apps by enforcing "whitelist" policies and blocking "blacklist" apps, onboard new employees by centrally pushing configuration profiles and security policies and provide secure Exchange e-mail access and Exchange ActiveSync through Amtel's mobile e-mail gateway virtual appliance.
In addition, the solution is also enabling the city to track the global positioning system (GPS) location of any device and remotely lock and wipe devices in the event of loss or theft.
According to a press release, Amtel’s solution provided savings of more than $200,000 annually by enabling secure paperless document sharing among staff and city council members, to over-the-air distribution of approved mobile apps like Evernote (News - Alert) for taking digital notes in city council meetings.
"We chose Amtel because we got an MDM solution that did everything we needed and fit nicely within our budget. We got the control we needed over the devices, the content, and the network access with a full set of premium features for mobile apps management and location-based controls," said Jay Hadley, IT manager, City of Rancho Cordova, in a statement. "Ease of use and the ability to centrally secure and manage devices proved a key to success."
In near future, the city plans to use Amtel's integrated EMS to initiate and manage a new BYOD stipend program to bring mobile productivity and efficiency to every city employee.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey