Scalable Adds Support for iOS and OSX to Improve Workplace Mobility and Enable Mobile Device Management

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Industry leader in Software Portfolio Rationalization releases Asset Vision® - Client Manager to support corporate deployment of Apple mobile devices including BYOD.

Scalable today announced availability of Client Manager. This new offering is built upon the company’s flagship cloud-based platform, Asset Vision. Client Manager extends the reach of Asset Vision to Apple’s iOS and OSX platforms today; with near term plans to add Android, Windows Phone 8, Windows RT.

“Forrester has projected corporations will buy $19 billion worth of Apple’s Mac, iPad and iPhone devices in 2012, and $28 billion in 2013 and significantly, BYOD is dominated by Apple devices” commented Mark Cresswell, CEO of Scalable. “These devices, and the workplace mobility demanded by their users, represent a new challenge to IT organizations, particularly when balanced with the continuing management of traditional device endpoints.”

Asset Vision® | Client Manager includes the following key features:

  •     Integration with Apple Configurator
  •     Self-Service, Over the Air (OTA) enrolment using Secure Certificate Exchange Protocol (SCEP)
  •     Seamless integration with Apple’s Volume Purchase Program
  •     Device Profile and Managed Application deployment
  •     Secured device control such as wipe, lock and passcode update
  •     Full, normalized hardware and software inventory
  •     Tightly integrated with Asset Vision® | Self-Audit enabling iOS and OSX software to form part of an organizations software audit preparations.
  •     Directory Services LDAP/Active Directory integration

This feature set couples efficient and secure device enrolment with comprehensive over-the-air management features. It also enables the mobile community to participate in other important IT disciplines such as Software Asset Management.

John Percevault, Director of Technology, of Lethbridge commented on their decision to use Scalable’s mobile device management solution, “Today Lethbridge has five technicians providing front line services for 4,000 networked devices. This equates to 800 devices per technician – desktop PCs, netbooks, laptops, tablets, and smart phones. As the district weighed the impact of introducing Apple devices it was clear the anticipated increase in devices and new operating environment required a different mobile device management strategy, one that offered a unified device management solution from a single vendor.”

Percevault went on to say, “As part of our evaluation process we invited eight vendors representing tablet technologies utilizing Android, Windows, iOS and RIM operating systems to present their offerings. Key to the delegates’ deliberations at the end of each presentation was how to manage a fleet of mobile devices with limited support staff.” After considerable deliberation Scalable was chosen. Scalable’s current commitment to Microsoft’s and Apple’s operating systems instilled confidence at a technical level that District 51 will be able to source affordable, high-end device management tools, meeting current and future needs, from Scalable.”

Bruce Aboudara, Executive Vice-President of Scalable Sales and Marketing, commented on the rise of mobile devices in the enterprise, “Asset Vision Client Manager is Scalable’s response to this need. Scalable’s solution offers a single tool for managing devices from multiple vendors, delivered via an easy to use, low-impact SaaS model. Developed using open approaches, such as SCEP, that facilitate OTA control and end-user enrollment, Client Manager eliminates many of the proprietary pre-requisites of competing offerings. Most importantly Client Manager minimizes the load on IT while ensuring IT has complete control of security, policies and device restrictions. As the ‘consumerization’ of IT continues solutions like Scalable’s Asset Vision Client Manager will be critical to IT’s success in delivering low cost, quality service.”

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Scalable Software is an established software developer providing cost-effective IT Asset Lifecycle Management solutions for business users. Scalable sells and supports our solutions through a network of long-standing partner relationships worldwide. Since 1999, over 10,000 organizations worldwide have used Scalable solutions to manage, optimize and reduce costs, reporting a substantial return on investment (ROI) and reduction in the total cost of ownership (TCO).
Scalable solutions help IT professionals rapidly understand their software estate, analyze the financial risks and opportunities associated with various licensing models and implement appropriate remediation plans.

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