Smartphone operating systems are evolving rapidly. Among the many improvements for consumers, there are also various benefits for corporate IT. With Android for Work and iOS 9, Google and Apple have created a framework that enables secure and productive work.
The only requirement for corporate IT is the right enterprise mobility management system. This is Cortado Corporate Server. Cortado’s philosophy has always been that device and application management functions need to be addressed at the operating system level. Device manufacturers have confirmed this with the latest developments for their operating systems. The use of native applications and the support of all apps available in the app stores are crucial for user satisfaction. This is why Cortado has refrained from meaningless practices such as app wrapping or cloning email applications. Instead, Cortado concentrated on optimal integration with the widespread Windows-based backend system, focusing on key productivity features such as rights management, file access, and printing.
Cortado’s customers benefit from the direct integration of the native management functions of smartphones and tablets into the rights management of Windows Active Directory. This substantially simplifies the management of mobile devices. Android for Work and iOS 9 secure corporate data on these devices and clearly separate personal and business data and apps without the need for complex, third-party management tools. All apps, including email and calendar, can be managed securely. Furthermore, corporate IT reaches a new level of productivity when these capabilities are combined with file sharing and print services.
In addition to the broad platform support, which also includes Windows Phone along with Android and iOS, Cortado has expanded its multi-patented print services along with many other improvements. iOS users have already been able to use AirPrint to print directly from an iPad or iPhone to any available network printer with users being able to manage and code-protect their print jobs. These capabilities are also fully possible for Android users with Android Print.
“We bought such a multifaceted tool in Cortado Corporate Server, one that gives us device management, mobile access to data, and native enclosure of standard apps in one system” said Jo Walsdorff, IT director at Primagas Energie on introducing Cortado Corporate Server into his company. “There are also helpful features like converting photos to PDF, which saves us many steps.”
“The file access and the printing, in connection with the other functions, were ultimately the deciding argument for buying the Cortado solution,” said Thomas Friedrichs, department head of information and telecommunications technology at Dodenhof Malls. "With the file access and printing to all printers in the company, we were able to provide users with added value that optimized several processes."
A full demo version of Cortado Corporate Server 8 is already available!