MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In Practice Systems (INPS), a supplier of clinical software solutions, has implemented the MobileIron platform to support a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme, provide visibility and control of its fleet of corporate devices, and ultimately provide a foundation for the secure use of mobile applications. MobileIron provides security and management for mobile apps, content, and devices.
In a bid to move beyond the traditional corporate-owned BlackBerry, INPS wanted to offer its workforce a way of using their personal devices for work, whether it be iOS, BlackBerry, Android or Windows Phone.
Angelo Chrysanthou, Head of Information Systems, at INPS explains, "We're a company that seeks to let staff work the way they want to work. It's hard to say 'no' to employees asking to use their own devices - especially if that employee happens to be an executive. From an IT perspective, I've learned over the years that if I don't provide a solution, that employee will find their own way onto the network. MobileIron offered us a way around this."
INPS began searching for a reliable MDM platform that would enable it to manage both corporate and personal devices. The company turned to its technology partner, Appurity, who recommended MobileIron. Steve Whiter, Director at Appurity, explains:
"INPS wanted to maintain the same control over employee-owned devices as it does over corporate-owned BlackBerry devices. In addition, due to the sensitivity of the company's operations, one of the most important things about the solution was that they would be able to secure emails and corporate data on personal smartphones and tablets. The ability to selectively wipe data from lost or stolen devices remotely was a key MobileIron differentiator."
Chrysanthou continues, "We quickly decided MobileIron would be the best solution for setting and enforcing policies around whatever smartphone or tablet our employees happen to bring into the workplace."
With MobileIron in place, INPS has opened up its network to a broad range of devices. The company will continue to provide BlackBerrys to 50 percent of employees who need mobile access but now also has personal devices gradually filtering onto the network as a result of the BYOD programme. Chrysanthou explains:
"When you launch BYOD for the first time, there's an important cultural shift that has to take place. You have to ensure you have communicated both the benefits and the restrictions of the programme. We now have the capabilities to enforce policies and restrictions across virtually any end client coming onto the corporate network. Now fully up and running with BYOD, we are expecting to have more than 10 percent of our workforce bringing their own devices, which we will secure with MobileIron."
Chrysanthou concludes, "My IS department isn't here to make the business follow rules – if one employee wants to bring in their iPad to enable them to be more productive then it's our job to figure out how to make that work. MobileIron gives us the flexibility and security to do exactly that."
Moving forward INPS is also planning to eventually deploy MobileIron's enterprise app storefront for the deployment and secure sharing of apps across the business.
The leader in Mobile IT, MobileIron has been chosen by thousands of organizations that are transforming their businesses through enterprise mobility. Available as an on-premise or a cloud solution, MobileIron was purpose-built to secure and manage mobile apps, content, and devices for global companies. MobileIron was the first to deliver key innovations such as multi-OS mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), and BYOD privacy controls. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.
INPS develops, deploys and supports the Vision clinical system, which is used extensively within primary care settings throughout the UK. In 2010 it launched Vision 360 to build local healthcare communities around shared patient records and in 2011 released Vision Online Services, allowing patients to book their GP and nurse appointments and request repeat medication via the Internet.
INPS is a CEGEDIM company; a global organisation operating across 80 countries, specialising in healthcare software systems, interoperability and online services.
Appurity Limited www.appurity.co.uk are mobility specialists. We offer end-to-end solutions - Mobile Device Management (MDM) for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives, app development, secure app delivery to device, Wi-Fi, and perimeter security.
We assist businesses with their mobility strategies:
- How best to plan and deploy MDM so they can meet the demands of BYOD.
- Optimising and delivering both Wi-Fi and security solutions to ensure that their infrastructure is resilient and robust.
- Designing and developing apps that leverage their existing investment in line of business systems.