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MobileIron VSP from AT&T awarded 2011 Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award

June 13, 2011

According to a recent announcement made by MobileIron and AT&T, MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform (VSP) from AT&T was awarded the 2011 Global Telecoms Business Innovation award for Business Services Innovation. The VSP offers over-the-air protection and control for smartphones being used within an organization, both company and employee-owned.

"We are pleased to share this global recognition with AT&T," said Bob Tinker, CEO of MobileIron, in a statement. "This award recognizes our combined efforts to deliver the best mobile device management, security and app distribution platform to customers around the world."

MobileIron VSP provides multiplatform visibility for integrated devices running on various mobile operating systems and across multiple wireless service providers. AT&T directly bills MobileIron's service per device per month to the customer, which simplifies and speeds up installation and ongoing service.

"We are seeing an increasing trend in our enterprise customers seeking mobile application solutions to help reduce complexity and costs and innovate at a speed 'never before seen in the industry,'" said Chris Hill, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions, in a statement. “In fact, adoption of AT&T mobile applications in enterprises has doubled from 2,500 in the first quarter of 2010 to more than 5,000 in the first quarter of this year."

The Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards honor innovative projects involving telecoms operators and service providers around the world, in association with their vendors and suppliers.

MobileIron is the leader in enterprise management and security for mobile devices and apps. The company was positioned in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software 2011. MobileIron recently revealed that it has raised $20 million in Series D funding. The funding will be used to drive rapid global growth, accelerate initiatives for existing and emerging mobile platforms, and meet the rapidly growing worldwide market demand for mobile device management and security.

Rahul Arora is a unified communications contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

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