Dell Adds Business Phone to Mobile Workspace

Tech giant Dell is beefing up its Dell Mobile Workspace. The company is tossing the Dell Business Phone powered by Vonage Business Solutions into the mix along with Microsoft Office 365 e-mail integration and access to Box for Dell to support enterprise content collaboration.

In case you arenEUt familiar with Dell Mobile Workspace, itEUs a cloud-based solution that promises secure access to enterprise phone, e-mail and storage apps from an employeeEUs personal smartphone or tablet. The only catch: You need an iOS or Android device to use it.

EUWith Dell Business Phone, Dell provides a compelling end-to-end user experience while removing some of the biggest BYOD security, manageability and cost hurdles companies face,EU said Neal Foster, executive director of mobility solutions for Dell Software. EUWe will continue to curate and pre-integrate productivity apps and services into DellEUs EMM heterogeneous mobile cloud offering to ensure our customers have what they need to keep pace with the rapid adoption of BYOD and mobility.EU

With Box for Dell, employees can access enterprise files and folders securely across a range of devices and workspaces to share documents, collaborate among teams and edit content directly with existing applications. In addition, Dell Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office 365 to offer cloud-based, hosted business-class e-mail and shared calendars to elevate mobile employee productivity anywhere, anytime.

What the Numbers Say

Dell is looking at the sheer -- and growing -- market demand. Half of the enterprises surveyed in market research firm GartnerEUs primary research studies intend to move to all BYOD for smartphones in 2017. That, Dell figures, creates new opportunities and challenges for business and IT leaders.

WhatEUs more, Gartner predicts mobile telecom spending will jump 16 percent from 2013 to 2016, putting additional pressure on enterprise IT budgets. Dell recognizes that frequently changing, complex cellular pricing and...

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