Good Technology announced Good Work with Data™, the industry’s first and only data plan seamlessly embedded into corporate apps that provide access to corporate email, calendar and contacts. Good Work with Data enables enterprise IT to separate business and personal cellular data usage on the same device and establish policies that pay directly for approved mobile app use, independent of carrier and without the need for employee stipend or reimbursement programs, further supporting enterprise BYOD initiatives. Good Work with Data is available immediately for pilot deployments on iOS and Android platforms.
The question of who is financially responsible for work-related data usage on employee personal devices is a growing concern for both IT management and legal counsel in organizations worldwide. Not only does IT need to provide access to corporate systems, while ensuring complete data security and personal privacy, recent and pending legislation has added a new urgency to addressing the question of “who pays?” In order to remain in compliance with legal, HR and even tax regulations, companies now need to manage the business use of personal devices more closely. Additionally, when an employee knows that the cost of using a business app will be paid for by their employer, and not charged against their personal data plan, enterprises can realize greater mobility benefits and user engagement.
While today’s announcement features Good Work with Data, the first app now available for pilot deployments, the company last yearalso announced it will include the split-billing capability across the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform so that any app built on the company’s award-winning platform can benefit from the same groundbreaking innovation, opening exciting opportunities in the B2B, B2C and IoT spaces.
“The first step in our BYOD journey was to test a number of container technologies side by side with a targeted cross-section of users. We selected Good Technology for its user experience and unique approach in separating business and personal apps and data on a mobile device,” said Ravi Waran, chief information officer at Albemarle. “We are now expanding BYOD to more users and countries. It is vital to do anything we can to enhance the user experience, including taking advantage of Good’s split-billing solution for segregating corporate data charges from employees’ personal plans.”
Leveraging Good Work’s cloud-based design, Good Work with Data enables IT with the ability to easily make configuration adjustments on-the-fly and tie data usage directly to corporate apps, saving both the business and IT time and money.
“Only Good has this unique architecture and can enable a hassle-free BYOD solution with true data billing separation – no one else has this today,” said Christy Wyatt, CEO and Chairman of Good Technology. “This approach allows us to avoid the challenges other MDM vendors face as they expand their offerings, allowing Good to deliver a seamless experience without compromising any of the usability and security requirements our customers expect.”
“The EMM market is quickly evolving to be defined by enterprise access management and control of data across all devices, including IoT,” said Chris Hazelton, Research Director of 451 Group. “The ability to monitor and control data across all the devices in the hands of employees will be increasingly important – including the ability to define the service costs associated with work on personal devices in BYOD environments.”
Good Work with Data, for iOS and Android, is immediately available for pilot deployment. Pricing and supported languages will be announced at the time of general availability. To learn more about Good Work, organizations with Microsoft Office365 can start a cloud trial today.
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