Increasingly, employers rely on wireless access to help employees get their jobs done. According to Forrester Research, by 2012, 73 percent of the global workforce will be enterprise mobile users. That percentage represents 187.9 million enterprise mobile users in 2008, growing to 397.1 million users in 2012.
Capitalizing on that trend, Verizon Wednesday announced its Managed Mobility Solutions, aimed at helping enterprises manage mobile devices, usage plans and applications across multiple carriers worldwide.
The offering addresses data security, supports the creation and launch of mobile enterprise applications and can measure and assess company-wide mobility programs. Managed Mobility Solutions addresses five key areas -- inventory and expense management, logistics, mobile device management, mobile security and application management.
"Many customers I speak with recognize the advantages of bringing mobility to their workforces but grapple with ways to put structure and security around often homegrown mobility programs," said Kerry Bailey, senior vice president of global services, Verizon Business, in a statement. "With today's increased reliance on mobile communications, Verizon Business now is enabling enterprises to embrace this growing trend and achieve a competitive advantage to do business better, faster and cost effectively."
Four of the Verizon Managed Mobility Solutions modules are set for a Sept. 30 launch in the U.S. and 19 countries in Europe, with a rollout in the Asia-Pacific region scheduled for later this year. The fifth module, application management, is currently under development and is targeted for launch in 2010.