With this latest release of iOS, Apple has continued to put forward more enterprise friendly capabilities.  Apple iOS 7 introduced a compelling set of business ready features that now have CIOs rethinking the mobility challenge presented by consumer devices and how to address them.

Let’s take a quick look at some of these features.

This opens up some very interesting possibilities and addresses some compelling use cases for IT.

CIOs, imagine this:

  1. New employee gets issued an Apple iOS 7 iPad
  2. Device is automatically enrolled in MDM when powered on.
  3. Employee now has single sign-on access to apps delivered from the App Store
  4. Mobile apps are automatically configured for AirPrint, custom fonts, etc.
  5. Employee leaves and corporate issued mobile apps are revoked and reassigned to new user

As a CIO, it’s important to recognize that this is just the first step to leveraging mobility for your organization in a more secure and controlled manner.  It’s also important to realize that there are additional solutions that can build on iOS7 to enable more use mobile cases across a number of different platforms and application types for BYOD or corporate issued personally enabled devices.  XenMobile gives you these additional capabilities. Citrix addresses more use cases and critical capabilities than any other EMM vendor. Additionally, XenMobile 8.7 provides zero-day support and continues to extend iOS 7 capabilities making a compelling story for why a CIO  would want to standardize on Citrix XenMobile and Apple iOS 7 for corporate issues devices including COPE (corporate issued personally enabled) and BYOD.

Here are a few examples on how XenMobile extends Apple iOS 7 device and app management capabilities:

You could probably argue that we are the best platform to drive the adoption for Apple iOS 7 devices to be the corporate issued devices of choice. Why?

  • We address the largest set of EMM critical capabilities and use cases.
    • Worx Home (Mobile Device Management and/or Mobile App Management)
    • WorxMail, WorxWeb, Citrix Receiver (Secure Mobile Application Access and Management)
    • ShareFile (Mobile Content Management and Enterprise File Share and Sync)
    • GoToMeeting, Podio (Mobile Online Meetings and Social Collaboration)
    • GoToAssist (Mobile Support Management)
    • TalkBoard (Mobile Onscreen Collaboration)
  • We deliver mobile optimized legacy and Windows apps and desktops (access to XenDesktop and XenApp deployments).
  • We have the largest ecosystems of business-ready apps with the Worx App Gallery.

Now imagine this CIOs:

  1. New employee gets issued an Apple iOS 7 iPad
  2. Device is automatically managed when activated
  3. Employee now has single sign access to any app (mobile, SaaS, web and Windows)
  4. Mobile apps are automatically configured for AirPrint, custom fonts, etc.
  5. SaaS, web and Windows apps get added to the iOS springboard providing a native experience
  6. Users data follow them seamlessly from corporate desktop to corporate issued device
  7. Users can collaborate via video with data access fully integrated
  8. IT can provide live support and remote troubleshooting to mobile devices
  9. Employee leaves and corporate issued mobile apps are revoked and reassigned to a new user

Take advantage of iOS7 but don’t stop there.  Download the latest version of XenMobile now and take the next step to mobilizing your organization with an end-to-end Enterprise Mobility Management solution that positions your company to enable more use cases across more devices and applications.

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