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Controlling data on mobile devices

AvantiKumar | June 24, 2011
Intermec Technologies launches in Malaysia a solution which allows enhanced management of mobile computing devices.

Jansen Ek - Intermec Technologies

PHOTO - Jansen Ek, Intermec general manager and vice president, Asia Pacific.


KUALA LUMPUR, 24 JUNE 2011 -  New device management software will help Malaysian businesses better manage mobile computing devices in the field, according to Intermec Technologies.

The launch in Malaysia of device management software INcontrol allows Malaysian businesses to efficiently track mobile technology assets, secure network investments and achieve a lower total cost of ownership, said Jansen Ek, Intermec general manager and vice president, Asia Pacific. "New software developments mean Malaysian businesses can wipe mobile computing devices of sensitive data at any time." Intermec is a US-based supply chain and mobile computing solutions firm.

Ek said INcontrol could accommodate diverse user specifications and was accessible anytime via a secure Web browser. "The platform will help Malaysian businesses avoid downtime through access to both standardised and custom asset reports, allowing local IT managers to examine the current state, location and utilisation of mobile computers and networks."

"Importantly, through enhanced security features INcontrol also promotes the protection of vital business data," he said. "Mobile computing devices that feature INcontrol can be remotely wiped if lost or if they have not checked into the network within a specified period of time."

"Protecting network and device investments is critical to lowering IT and operational costs," added Ek. "So is having greater visibility and control over those investments."

"The next-generation of managed service models are a response to the increased need for in-depth visibility into the mobile workforce, as enterprises look to improve operational efficiency and raise overall output," said analyst firm IDC research programme vice president, Stephen Drake. "By shifting real-time monitoring and remote trouble-shooting to the experts, businesses are able to analyse their overall efficiency in a way not possible before."



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