MobileIron Secures Amica’s Growing Multi-OS Environment
"We have experienced faster access to key data as a result of mobilizing employees. At the same time, I am confident that we have the security and policies in place to protect vital corporate information."Jerzy Zielinski , CIO, Amica Capital Group
Headquartered in Wronki, Poland, Amica Wronki SA is the leading Central European supplier of household appliances, including ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwave ovens, washing machines, toasters, coffee makers, vacuum cleaners and more. The company was founded in 1945 and since then its workforce has grown to more than 2,000 employees in Poland and abroad.
The company is well known for delivering innovative technology and design that continues to meet the needs of modern consumer lifestyles. But with rapidly evolving market trends and increased competition, Amica needed to develop more agile and mobile business processes to maintain its competitive edge in the appliance manufacturing industry. To achieve this goal, the company wanted to empower its employees to stay productive in any location, on any device. With the guidance from their distributor, headtechnology, and reseller Inteco Business Solutions, they began to look for an enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider who could help them secure core business applications and content on mobile devices.
“Our employees have used mobile email for years, but we wanted to empower them to access the intranet and share files from a range of mobile devices,” said Jerzy Zielinski, CIO, of Amica Capital Group, a subsidiary of Amica Wronki SA. “We needed a platform that would give employees a great experience while keeping our data secure. After evaluating several leading EMM solutions, it was clear that MobileIron was the right choice.”
A Secure Platform for Mobile Intranet Access
Amica needed a way to secure a multi-OS environment with several device types and operating systems including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and more. In addition, the company wanted to provide secure access to email, the intranet, and corporate documents, as well as remotely wipe data from a device if needed.
Amica chose MobileIron’s comprehensive EMM platform to enable secure file sharing through Docs@Work and mobile intranet access through Web@Work. With Docs@Work, Amica employees can use their smartphones and tablets to securely access important documents in their home shared folders and SharePoint repositories. They can also manage HR workflows on the go by accessing Amica’s company intranet through Web@Work, with no VPN connection required.
"A Leap in Productivity"
“We have experienced faster access to key data as a result of mobilizing employees. Moreover, employees have access worldwide, no matter where they are or which device they have.”” said Zielinski. “At the same time, I am confident that we have the security and policies in place to protect vital corporate information.”
In addition to boosting productivity, MobileIron helps the Amica team quickly and easily provision and retire devices as needed. They can also manage backend repositories, wipe devices that are lost or stolen, and generate detailed reports about all the registered devices and users in their organization.
“Our people in various roles use mobility differently. A sales person on the road will need access to different resources than a senior executive,” said Zielinski. “MobileIron makes it simple to get an employee the right access on the device of their choice.”