With MobileIron, Varian Medical Systems Employees Can Be Productive "Wherever, Whenever"
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems is focused on saving lives by equipping the world with advanced technology for fighting cancer and for X-ray imaging. MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the leader in enterprise mobile security, today announced that Varian implemented MobileIron's enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform to help employees maximize productivity wherever they work.
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"We needed a foundation to manage and secure employees' mobile devices so that our data wouldn't be put at risk. We reviewed some of the leading EMM solutions and MobileIron was the only one that met or exceeded all of our requirements," said Brandon Ly, Application Manager, Varian Medical Systems. "With MobileIron, we enable our in-house development team to create mobile apps that dramatically improve the productivity of our staff as they travel the globe to deliver life-saving technologies."
Productivity Increases "Wherever, Whenever"
Varian's MobileIron implementation supports a pro-mobile corporate culture in which employees can access email, corporate data, and productivity-enhancing applications from anywhere. MobileIron helps Varian's IT staff make sure that any devices that try to access corporate resources are compliant with the company's mobile policies. Employees in virtually every job function are benefiting from the increased access but Varian's field engineers may be the biggest beneficiaries as the company ramps up development of specialized apps.
"For years, our field engineers had to carry clunky laptops onto customer sites," said Ly. "Today, they can carry tablets and iPhones and do anything they need to do. Being able to give employees a wide range of helpful apps from the moment they register their devices helps us to know that we're truly enhancing productivity, not putting up roadblocks."
Employees Register Devices in Just a Few Clicks
A key consideration for Varian when selecting an EMM solution was the ease of registering devices. With a veteran workforce that varies in technical savvy, Varian didn't want the mobile device registration process to be any more complex than necessary. MobileIron's integration with ServiceNow allowed Varian to establish a portal that lets employees order their corporate-issued devices with just a few clicks.
"We specifically tested the MobileIron-ServiceNow integration before our go-live and were delighted with the results," said Ly. "Now when an employee needs to order a phone, they can just go to the portal to order their device and then select to register their device with MobileIron. From there, they simply download the MobileIron client to get started on their device. Our approach to provisioning and registering devices has saved us many hours of end-user training with a single interface."
Although Varian only issues iOS devices, many employees participate in the company's BYOD program and choose to register other types of devices. MobileIron makes it easy for the company to manage and secure virtually any type of device so that employees can work the way they want to work.
"When it comes to mobility, our motto these days is 'wherever, whenever, whatever,'" said Ly. "We don't have to be the gatekeeper—MobileIron handles the security side of things. That allows us to encourage greater productivity from our employees no matter where they happen to be."
Serving Up Information to a Mobilized Workforce
Varian employees are using mobile apps to answer emails, approve time cards, and even access documents behind the corporate firewall. MobileIron Docs@Work ensures that employees can access documents on Microsoft SharePoint without putting sensitive company data at risk.
"Our company's technology strategy is going more and more towards the cloud," says Ly. By letting our employees access more applications and data in the cloud, we're enabling them to be more productive 'wherever, whenever'—and MobileIron is essential to our strategy."
With MobileIron, Varian manages thousands of mobile devices while fielding a minimal number of service tickets from employees. To streamline the process of granting access privileges to employees, Varian integrated MobileIron with ClearPass Access Management System in Europe and plans to roll out the same technology in the U.S. This automated approach to security will continue to save time for Varian as it shifts to an information-on-demand mindset.
MobileIron provides the foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.