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Forrester recognises Vodafone as a BYOD market leader

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“BYOD as a trend is an inevitable part of your workforce strategy” says recent Forrester report. “Companies must prepare for its spread across their organizations.”

The Forrester Wave™: Global BYOD Management Services, Q2 2014 report by analyst firm Forrester Research, Inc., recognises Vodafone as a BYOD market leader. “These companies,” says Forrester, “have put together comprehensive BYOD services that include a focused offering, integration capabilities, and professional services.”

Forrester highlights enterprise mobility as a top item on every organisation’s business and IT agenda, describing it as “a reflection of the mobile mind shift that has already made its mark on 21st century business.”

Workers are increasingly embracing the flexibility of working on mobile and tablet devices over the limitations of PCs and laptops. But as BYOD management needs grow, enterprises are realising that existing IT teams lack the skills to support employees. As a result they are turning to trusted total communications providers for strategic consultancy and advice to power people with the right technology and create more collaborative, innovative working cultures.

Vodafone is identified as offering a “broad suite of global managed mobility services,” with banking, financial services and technology singled out as the top industry verticals for Vodafone’s BYOD services.

The report notes that “the company’s BYOD solutions include device management, profile management, and mobile threat management solutions,” going on to say that “professional services are also part of Vodafone’s core offering, including mobile security, BYOD mobile telecom expense management and mobile policies.”

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