AirWatch to enable BYOD for National Rugby League Enterprise

Infotech Lead Australia : AirWatch, a provider of mobile security and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) announced that the National Rugby League (NRL) has chosen AirWatch to manage its deployment of corporate-owned devices and its Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.

The National Rugby League enrolled more than 400 corporate-owned smartphone and tablet devices by the end of February 2013. NRL’s BYOD program will support iOS and Android devices used by its staff of 900. AirWatch gives NRL the benefit of the Apple Volume Purchase Program, which will eliminate the need for end-users to submit expense reports for NRL applications.

AirWatch provides mobile security and enterprise mobility management services to more than 6,000 customers and has more than 1,200 global associates.

Oriel Technologies, a provider of IT infrastructure solutions and services in Australia, worked with NRL to identify three enterprise mobile management options before zeroing in on AirWatch.

Earlier this year AirWatch announced a partnership with Telstra Australia to bundle Mobile Device Management (MDM) with voice and data services forming T-MDM (Telstra Mobile Device Management). The platform, powered by AirWatch and hosted in the Telstra infrastructure, delivers efficiency to customers to bundle in MDM as part of their enterprise mobile data service, provide a device management capability as a service instead of having to deploy and manage infrastructure in their own premises.

According to Ovum, BYOD is picking up in emerging markets including India. Across 17 markets, 57.1 percent of full-time employees engage in some form of BYOD. The total BYOD and enterprise mobility market is expected to reach $181.39 Billion by 2017 with a CAGR of 15.17 percent.

With more than 500 customers in Australia and New Zealand, AirWatch’s  footprint in the region is growing rapidly as some of the most well-known brands choose its services.

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