Providers of next-generation enterprise mobility management (EMM) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions, Asavie, has announced the release of the updated Asavie Moda solution, enabling better productivity, improved security and effective mobile asset cost management. The latest release enhances mobile security for tablets and smartphones including real-time visibility into mobile workforces productivity, allowing organisations to set optimum employee mobile data usage policies.
A recent research study of 500 UK and US businesses, carried out by Amarach Research, revealed that organisations that haven’t set employee mobile data management policies often find ‘bill shock’ impacts their bottom line and thereby affecting business confidence in mobile data services, and almost 1 in 5 respondents having received a mobile device bill with high domestic mobile data costs, it was also found that a third of higher than average data costs were from non-work related usage.
Research VP in Gartner, Leif-Olof Wallin, noted: “Global mobile data traffic is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate of 55% between 2013 and 2018. A significant percentage of this traffic will be comprised of employees using company mobile data. To avoid negatively impacting a company’s bottom line and reducing employee productivity, businesses will need to effectively manage mobile data usage.”
Asavie Moda includes better reporting features that deliver unparalleled visibility into the way data is being used through corporate devices including:
1. The comparison of website categories that staff are using between core business hours and non-working hours.
2. The ability to identify and rank data usage across 26 different categories.
3. See a view of the top 10 sites that staff have visited via tablets and smartphones.
Updated security features mean that businesses are able to source the exact location of iOS and Android devices on a map using the Locate function, block device use remotely via Lock and delete confidential information with the Wipe function. Enhanced security settings include password enforcement that can be customised with the organisation’s policy.
Ralph Shaw, CEO at Asavie, said: “Depsite the many benefits of a mobile workforce, employers are concerned about the costs of employees using mobile devices, and require a way to monitor and secure mobile data. Asavie Moda’s user-friendly portal puts businesses in control, allowing them to secure their own mobile devices, align their use with corporate policy and business goals, while improving the management of mobile data charges.”