Etisalat enhances enterprise mobility through secure Cloud-based solutions

Abu Dhabi, 27 September 2015

Etisalat collaborates with Kony to help UAE enterprises speed the process of developing and delivering mobile apps with a mobility Centre of Excellence

Etisalat announced today that it will accelerate adoption of mobility for enterprises in the UAE, enabling business customers to meet their organisational demands through secure cloud-based solutions.

In 2015, the IT sector in the UAE is forecast to grow over Dh18 billion from about Dh17 billion last year. More recently, tablet computers have become more popular among consumers as they provide computing power to the user with mobility.

Etisalat has collaborated with Kony, a leading enterprise mobility company, in providing its enterprise customers with a rich collection of pre-built enterprise apps and app models, which can be used to quickly assemble and configure secure, enterprise-grade mobile apps. Etisalat will provide its customers with a full-spectrum of enterprise mobility solutions and enable strong integration capabilities supporting a range of complex enterprise applications. Service level agreements will provide Etisalat's customers guaranteed support for new devices and operating systems.

"Etisalat is gearing towards becoming a one-stop IT superstore and offer customers with a rich set of cloud based solutions and applications which includes mobile solutions across the full Software Development Lifecycle, empowering businesses to securely design, build, configure, host and manage multi-edge mobile applications from a single codebase," said Salvador Anglada, Chief Business Officer, Etisalat.

"We are partnering with leading suppliers to offer industry-leading enterprise mobility solutions that will enable our customers to rapidly deliver innovative mobile applications with stunning experiences to drive user adoption. Kony's industry leadership will help us offer enterprises ready-to-run business mobile platform to better engage with their customers and help increase employee productivity, by enabling them to have access to company systems and information through their mobile devices", added Anglada.

To further encourage adoption of enterprise mobility, Etisalat is setting up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the UAE for enterprise mobility, bringing in specialized consultants, operators and developers. Etisalat's CoEs will help understand business requirements, enabling Etisalat to offer customised mobility solutions, cloud services, platforms and professional services, which will cater to the customers' mobility app needs for improved business efficiencies.

"The comprehensiveness of coverage across the full enterprise mobility lifecycle is Etisalat and Kony's unique differentiator to the eco-system," said Blake P. Salle, president of Field Operations, Kony, Inc. "No one in the industry today provides this same breadth of capability across all enterprise mobility lifecycle phases. These components of full development lifecycle portfolio can be used individually or combined to streamline workflows, accelerate development timeframes and lower total costs of ownership."

Etisalat will offer a comprehensive suite of cloud-based solutions to enable enterprise customers to quickly design, develop, deploy and manage next generation applications on any mobile device, but also integrate them with customers' current IT platforms. This will further augment Etisalat's offering as an end-to-end IT solutions provider for their enterprise customers.

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