BMC Software Delivers Mobile Computing Freedom
Analyst Research: “As the reign of the personal computer as the sole corporate access device comes to a close, a new era is emerging. …it will require enterprises to fundamentally rethink how they deliver applications and services to users.” 
HOUSTON, June 28, 2012 – The mobility revolution has upended almost everything about what it means to use a computer. Today, people – not just devices and data – can freely connect and collaborate – virtually anytime, anywhere. And while business leaders appreciate the productivity and competitive value of a mobile workforce, many are significantly challenged by its risks and requirements.
BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) is preparing its customers – and their customers -- to thrive in this new mobile computing era, launching the BMC Mobile Device Management solution powered by AirWatch, an extremely popular provider of mobile device management. AirWatch was named a leader in the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software. BMC's sophisticated new management capabilities cut across all device types (including mobile phones and tablets) as well as mobile applications and content.
Emphasis on mobile consumers, not just mobile devices – BMC’s new mobility offering bridges the gap between the mobile device and the mobile user by incorporating applications and content alongside a balanced approach to corporate and employee owned solutions.
“It’s dangerously shortsighted for organizations to focus solely on device management without considering the implications that mobile content and applications have on the business,” said BMC chief technology officer Kia Behnia. “It is like trying to construct a building without understanding what it will be used for.”
BMC has taken a holistic approach to the mobility revolution and has made it simple for customers like Sanofi to embrace this sea change.
“With over 110,000 users all over the world, managing the fast-growing mobility needs in a highly transforming company such as Sanofi is no small task,” said Tim Tolan, Global Infrastructure Services at Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader. “BMC Mobile Device Management powered by AirWatch will provide clear and visible control of our mobile devices while allowing new mobile access to our mobility solutions in a very intuitive, user friendly ‘app store’ experience.”
“Previously, any help-desk issue that needed to be resolved was sent to the IT department from the support technicians’ desks, resulting in lengthy delays and an overall loss in productivity,” said Mike Campbell, BMC Remedy implementation manager at Dev Technology Group. “By upgrading to BMC’s secure, mobile ITSM solution, we’ve seen Federal customers increase their IT efficiency and process agility. This enables them to achieve their mission, which is to serve and protect the nation.”
“Mobility is no longer a trend. It’s the new reality for companies, their IT organizations, their employees and their customers. We are working with customers to embrace a world where the device is just the starting point,” Behnia said. “BMC plans to aggressively add to our mobility capabilities in the near future and continue our leadership in this critical space.”
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1 Source: “The New PC Era: The Personal Cloud,” Gartner, Jan 6, 2012, Stephen Kleynhans, G00226511
2 Source: “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software,” Gartner, May 17, 2012, Phillip Redman, et al, G00230508. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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