Mimecast’s new flexible Mobile Access licensing plan, also announced, includes support for Mimecast archive search from iPhone and BlackBerry devices and email continuity for BlackBerry users. This enables IT managers to give their end users access to their email archive service from multiple mobile devices, without the cost and complexity of managing multiple licenses for different device types. Mimecast will extend the new licensing plan to other mobile platforms over the coming months, including Windows Mobile and Android devices.
“Consumerisation of IT is here - employees are increasingly showing up to work with their personal devices and businesses need to realise enterprise mobility is no longer a nice-to-have,” said Peter Bauer, CEO of Mimecast. “Our Mobile Access for the iPhone builds on our existing mobile strategy, which enables organisations to increase mobile workforce productivity and agility within a secure environment. By extending our Mobile Access offering to the iPhone, and soon to other platforms, enterprises both large and small can give their entire workforce increased flexibility and ensure employees can remain productive, regardless of device or location.”
Apple recently cited that 91 percent of Fortune 500 companies have either adopted the iPhone within the enterprise or are testing the device for deployment. With the new Mimecast App, iPhone users gain a bottomless mobile inbox and comprehensive mobile search capabilities, including the ability to search the entire email archive. This search feature allows users to hone in on particular dates, senders and even content in specific parts of the email such as subject line, attachments or message headers. The application also presents users with a mobile “Online Inbox,” giving them uninterrupted access to all new and received emails, even when their Exchange service is down.
Mike Cock, IT Manager at Sutton and East Surrey Water PLC, one of the companies on the beta programme for the new Mimecast iPhone App, said: “We are currently shaping our mobile requirements and the ability to access email on the move is an essential part of those requirements. As a result of Mimecast supplying simple workable solutions for multiple platforms, we are able to develop and design across a whole range of devices and platforms. Flexibility such as this is of great value to us.”
For more information on Mimecast’s Mobile Access please visit: http://www.mimecast.com/What-we-off.... [November 30, 2011]
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