Fujitsu Liberates Entire Enterprise with Extended Managed Mobile Solution
Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu today helps enterprises achieve greater employee productivity by enabling mobile access to secure data, applications and communications, with the launch of FUJITSU Managed Infrastructure Service Managed Mobile. Originally launched in 2009, this solution has been substantially developed to extend Fujitsu’s capability from pure Mobile Device Management (MDM) to a true enterprise-grade mobility solution.
The consumerisation of IT is challenging the workplace and IT departments, as the line blurs between employees’ work and personal lives. Fujitsu’s world-class workplace management and workplace services around its managed mobile solution address the security and compliance issues that to date have seriously constrained the adoption of ‘Bring your own device’ (BYOD) and mobility at enterprise level. As a leader in desktop virtualization and cloud services, Fujitsu is helping its customers to provide a more agile workplace which fosters innovation, by enabling their employees to securely integrate with workplace applications and data.
While companies can now safely embrace the mobility technologies needed to propel their businesses forward, individual employees can productively and confidently use the devices and apps that best suit their needs. This is because Fujitsu has adopted a role-based approach to the deployment, management and security of all brands of smartphone, tablet or laptop. With a holistic view of the mobile environment this approach represents a major evolution from device-centric approaches that have til now dominated this space.
For enterprises striving to unlock their productivity potential, Fujitsu’s Managed Mobile enables their mobile strategy to embrace BYOD. Information is made available whenever and wherever it is required, while safeguarding enterprise governance. It is a highly scalable, enterprise-grade solution wrapped with Fujitsu Managed Services for quality-assured delivery, including market leading cloud systems administration and 24x7 end-user support. Fujitsu’s information security know-how and cloud expertise as an end-to-end service provider also provides management peace-of-mind to enjoy the benefits of the service knowing that it is being managed by experts.
Fujitsu’s Managed Mobile is powered by Citrix XenMobile Enterprise. This technology also allows Fujitsu to integrate with other virtual desktop solutions, enabling seemless access to information across the business that is synchronised and uniformly presented, irrespective of the user’s chosen device, operating system or location. Importantly, Managed Mobile securely segregates personal and corporate data, and so reduces the likelihood of corporate data loss.
Fujitsu’s innovation in this area is borne from the accumulation of over 7,000 mobile-related business deals. Managed Mobile expands the solution scope from an MDM service to a complete Mobile Enterprise Solution to include:
- Mobile device management with secure mail, browser and document management applications, across all applications (mobile apps, web apps, Windows apps) and for all devices (mobile devices, PCs and Macs).
- Unified App Store integrating enterprise and public app stores.
- Citrix as the key underlying technology – currently, the myriad aspects of mobility (management, network controls, virtualisation, integration, collaboration) are addressed by multiple, point solution vendors. By building on the Citrix platform, all aspects are integrated under the optimised mobile infrastructure.
- Seamlessly integrated with Virtual Desktop Solutions.
- Federated Identity and Single Sign On features.
- Follow-me data functionality.
- Both cloud-based and on-premise service provisioning and delivery.
The launch of Fujitsu’s Managed Mobile is a key component of the recently announced FUJITSU Mobile Initiative and represents the latest of Fujitsu's ongoing efforts to leverage its vertical integration and customization capabilities to respond to the diverse mobile technology needs of customers and society. Through this initiative, Fujitsu is developing an end-to-end services portfolio that strengthens workstyle and lifestyle choice and innovation.
Fujitsu’s long-term vision is to create a Human Centric intelligent society, where people are enabled to freely achieve their full potential and to instinctively feel secure and in control. Progress toward this vision is greatly supported by the company’s dedication to end-to-end optimization of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems. Fujitsu’s Managed Mobile is one of a number of Fujitsu innovations that will help customers in this goal.
Torstein Gimnes Are, Head of Infrastructure Services, Hydro
“Fujitsu already manages and supports our IT infrastructure and it made perfect sense to expand the portfolio with Managed Mobile from Fujitsu. As a global producer of aluminium, this solution provide us with the mobility demanded by our business.”
Gard Little, Research Director, IDC
“Businesses need an enterprise mobility solution because it's easy to get caught up in mobility technology itself and the eye-popping applications and functionality that can be rendered via a mobile form factor. Keep your focus on the business problem that enterprise mobility is helping to solve, and start with the end result of what you are seeking to develop.”
Amit Pandey, Vice President and General Manager, Citrix Mobile Platforms group
“Customers are looking for solutions to address their enterprise mobility needs. Fujitsu’s Managed Mobile provides the functionality customers need for device, application, data and network management and security, using Citrix technologies, now including XenMobile. The combination of Citrix mobility, app, desktop, data and networking solutions with Fujitsu’s mobility service know-how ensures reliable mobile IT and satisfied users. Fujitsu demonstrates innovation and leadership with its cloud-based Managed Mobile offering.”
Jody Little, Vice President Enterprise Solutions, Fujitsu International Business
“Employees can now securely access and work from anywhere, anytime, and from any device with Managed Mobile from Fujitsu, while Enterprise IT departments confidently maintain consistency of the corporate environment and control over data and security. Fujitsu delivers the complete cloud and managed service solution to enable true enterprise-grade mobility.”
Pricing and Availability
Managed Mobile is available in international regions starting from November 2013. Pricing is project-specific and varies by region. Customers and all interested parties can contact Fujitsu Direct Sales for more information.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large, medium-sized and small businesses. The company offers a full portfolio of IT products, business solutions and services, ranging from workplace systems to datacenter solutions, managed services, and cloud-based software and solutions. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs approximately 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.
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Dr. Laura Bonamici
Phone: +49 89 62060 4454
VP Corporate Communications, International Business
Phone: +49 89 30 90 51629
Date: 23 October, 2013