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Verizon partners with BoxTone on mobile management

Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service | April 25, 2011
Verizon Wireless on Monday said it is now offering enterprises BoxTone's mobile device management software, allowing some customers to pay for the software on their Verizon Wireless bills.

In a statement, Verizon said that as enterprises start using more mobile phones and from a variety of vendors, they must be able to control the devices and BoxTone can help them do that. Some enterprises will be eligible to add BoxTone's software license cost to their Verizon Wireless bill, it said.

IT managers are increasingly looking for ways to manage both the growing number of phones in the enterprise and the different kinds of devices employees are using. "It used to be 10 or 20% used phones and they were BlackBerrys," said Reed. "Now there are 100 different kinds of devices with a half a dozen mobile operating systems connecting to the enterprise."

 

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