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This blog was updated on May 22,2017, with the latest information about the Device Enrollment Program from Apple. Join the conversation on Twitter using #iOSinBusiness.

What is the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

The Device Enrollment Program provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your corporate-owned Mac, iOS or tvOS devices. With a mobile device management (MDM) and unified endpoint management solution like VMware AirWatch, IT can:

  • Customize device settings;
  • Activate and supervise devices over the air; and
  • Enable users to setup their own devices out of the box.

[Related: 27 Questions Answered about AirWatch & the Device Enrollment Program from Apple]

What IT challenges does the Device Enrollment Program help address?

The Device Enrollment Program solves several critical requirements for corporate-owned devices. First, organizations save time and money by eliminating high-touch processes for IT. DEP takes configuration time to zero. Deployment of corporate-owned devices with DEP means zero-touch configuration for IT, eliminates staging and automates device configuration.

Second, onboarding iOS or macOS devices is streamlined for users. Based on the settings IT configured, users are prompted through Setup Assistant (skipping through any unnecessary screens). Users only need to authenticate and don&#rsquo;t need to be tech savvy to get the content, apps and email they need on their smartphones.

Finally, supervising iOS devices over the air is possible with the DEP. With supervision, administrators have more control over the device and can disable features like AirDrop, the App Store and account modification. They can also enable features like password protection. Also, the MDM profile cannot be removed, which eliminates the possibility of un-enrollment to protect data and investments in devices and provides the best user experience possible.

What role does AirWatch play in Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program?

To utilize the Device Enrollment Program, MDM capabilities like those part of VMware AirWatch are required. AirWatch integrates with the Device Enrollment Program, enabling organizations to automatically import devices in the console based on order history. Then, administrators can easily configure settings, apply profiles, assign applications and set restrictions that will apply automatically when users unbox devices.

[Related: iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 & macOS 10.12.4 Are Live! VMware AirWatch Has Your Mobile Business Covered]

How can I join the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

First, enroll with Apple and register your organization&#rsquo;s information to create an account and designate your administrators. Next, configure your device settings and Setup Assistant steps in the AirWatch console. You then can ship devices directly to your users.

For more information, check out Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program Guide.

What are the device requirements for the Apple Device Enrollment Program?

The devices must be corporate-owned and purchased directly from Apple or through participating Apple Authorized Resellers.*

*The Device Enrollment Program may not be supported by all Apple Authorized Resellers and carriers.

Where is the Device Enrollment Program available?

The Device Enrollment Program is available in 34 countries: Australia,Austria,Belgium,Brazil,Canada,Czech Republic,Denmark,Finland,France,Germany, Greece,Hong Kong,Hungary,India,Ireland,Italy,Japan,Luxembourg,Mexico,Netherlands, NewZealand,Norway,Poland,Portugal,Singapore,South Africa,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland, Taiwan,Turkey,United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom andUnitedStates.

What’s available for education with the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

Both Apple and AirWatch give special consideration to unique education use cases. With Apple School Manager (ASM), Apple has delivered a central place for account creation, role definitions and content purchases. To support ASM, AirWatch designed a console section for education to setup mobile deployments and streamline management of teachers, students, classes, apps and more—whether you have a 1:1 or shared device deployment. After importing data from Apple School Manager, use AirWatch to:

  • Match devices with students or classes;
  • Assign applications (to users or devices); and
  • Configure the new Classroom application, allowing teachers to guide learning on iPads.

Students quickly choose the device with their photo displayed once their teacher has started the class.

Visit apple.com/business/dep/ and apple.com/education/it/ to learn more about the Device Enrollment Program.

 

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Mobilizing Learning with VMware AirWatch K–12 Essentials

This blog was updated on May 22,2017, with the latest information about the Device Enrollment Program from Apple. Join the conversation on Twitter using #iOSinBusiness.

What is the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

The Device Enrollment Program provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your corporate-owned Mac, iOS or tvOS devices. With a mobile device management (MDM) and unified endpoint management solution like VMware AirWatch, IT can:

  • Customize device settings;
  • Activate and supervise devices over the air; and
  • Enable users to setup their own devices out of the box.

[Related: 27 Questions Answered about AirWatch & the Device Enrollment Program from Apple]

What IT challenges does the Device Enrollment Program help address?

The Device Enrollment Program solves several critical requirements for corporate-owned devices. First, organizations save time and money by eliminating high-touch processes for IT. DEP takes configuration time to zero. Deployment of corporate-owned devices with DEP means zero-touch configuration for IT, eliminates staging and automates device configuration.

Second, onboarding iOS or macOS devices is streamlined for users. Based on the settings IT configured, users are prompted through Setup Assistant (skipping through any unnecessary screens). Users only need to authenticate and don&#rsquo;t need to be tech savvy to get the content, apps and email they need on their smartphones.

Finally, supervising iOS devices over the air is possible with the DEP. With supervision, administrators have more control over the device and can disable features like AirDrop, the App Store and account modification. They can also enable features like password protection. Also, the MDM profile cannot be removed, which eliminates the possibility of un-enrollment to protect data and investments in devices and provides the best user experience possible.

What role does AirWatch play in Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program?

To utilize the Device Enrollment Program, MDM capabilities like those part of VMware AirWatch are required. AirWatch integrates with the Device Enrollment Program, enabling organizations to automatically import devices in the console based on order history. Then, administrators can easily configure settings, apply profiles, assign applications and set restrictions that will apply automatically when users unbox devices.

[Related: iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 & macOS 10.12.4 Are Live! VMware AirWatch Has Your Mobile Business Covered]

How can I join the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

First, enroll with Apple and register your organization&#rsquo;s information to create an account and designate your administrators. Next, configure your device settings and Setup Assistant steps in the AirWatch console. You then can ship devices directly to your users.

For more information, check out Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program Guide.

What are the device requirements for the Apple Device Enrollment Program?

The devices must be corporate-owned and purchased directly from Apple or through participating Apple Authorized Resellers.*

*The Device Enrollment Program may not be supported by all Apple Authorized Resellers and carriers.

Where is the Device Enrollment Program available?

The Device Enrollment Program is available in 34 countries: Australia,Austria,Belgium,Brazil,Canada,Czech Republic,Denmark,Finland,France,Germany, Greece,Hong Kong,Hungary,India,Ireland,Italy,Japan,Luxembourg,Mexico,Netherlands, NewZealand,Norway,Poland,Portugal,Singapore,South Africa,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland, Taiwan,Turkey,United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom andUnitedStates.

What’s available for education with the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

Both Apple and AirWatch give special consideration to unique education use cases. With Apple School Manager (ASM), Apple has delivered a central place for account creation, role definitions and content purchases. To support ASM, AirWatch designed a console section for education to setup mobile deployments and streamline management of teachers, students, classes, apps and more—whether you have a 1:1 or shared device deployment. After importing data from Apple School Manager, use AirWatch to:

  • Match devices with students or classes;
  • Assign applications (to users or devices); and
  • Configure the new Classroom application, allowing teachers to guide learning on iPads.

Students quickly choose the device with their photo displayed once their teacher has started the class.

Visit apple.com/business/dep/ and apple.com/education/it/ to learn more about the Device Enrollment Program.

 

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Mobilizing Learning with VMware AirWatch K–12 Essentials

This blog was updated on May 22,2017, with the latest information about the Device Enrollment Program from Apple. Join the conversation on Twitter using #iOSinBusiness.

What is the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

The Device Enrollment Program provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your corporate-owned Mac, iOS or tvOS devices. With a mobile device management (MDM) and unified endpoint management solution like VMware AirWatch, IT can:

  • Customize device settings;
  • Activate and supervise devices over the air; and
  • Enable users to setup their own devices out of the box.

[Related: 27 Questions Answered about AirWatch & the Device Enrollment Program from Apple]

What IT challenges does the Device Enrollment Program help address?

The Device Enrollment Program solves several critical requirements for corporate-owned devices. First, organizations save time and money by eliminating high-touch processes for IT. DEP takes configuration time to zero. Deployment of corporate-owned devices with DEP means zero-touch configuration for IT, eliminates staging and automates device configuration.

Second, onboarding iOS or macOS devices is streamlined for users. Based on the settings IT configured, users are prompted through Setup Assistant (skipping through any unnecessary screens). Users only need to authenticate and don&#rsquo;t need to be tech savvy to get the content, apps and email they need on their smartphones.

Finally, supervising iOS devices over the air is possible with the DEP. With supervision, administrators have more control over the device and can disable features like AirDrop, the App Store and account modification. They can also enable features like password protection. Also, the MDM profile cannot be removed, which eliminates the possibility of un-enrollment to protect data and investments in devices and provides the best user experience possible.

What role does AirWatch play in Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program?

To utilize the Device Enrollment Program, MDM capabilities like those part of VMware AirWatch are required. AirWatch integrates with the Device Enrollment Program, enabling organizations to automatically import devices in the console based on order history. Then, administrators can easily configure settings, apply profiles, assign applications and set restrictions that will apply automatically when users unbox devices.

[Related: iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 & macOS 10.12.4 Are Live! VMware AirWatch Has Your Mobile Business Covered]

How can I join the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

First, enroll with Apple and register your organization&#rsquo;s information to create an account and designate your administrators. Next, configure your device settings and Setup Assistant steps in the AirWatch console. You then can ship devices directly to your users.

For more information, check out Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program Guide.

What are the device requirements for the Apple Device Enrollment Program?

The devices must be corporate-owned and purchased directly from Apple or through participating Apple Authorized Resellers.*

*The Device Enrollment Program may not be supported by all Apple Authorized Resellers and carriers.

Where is the Device Enrollment Program available?

The Device Enrollment Program is available in 34 countries: Australia,Austria,Belgium,Brazil,Canada,Czech Republic,Denmark,Finland,France,Germany, Greece,Hong Kong,Hungary,India,Ireland,Italy,Japan,Luxembourg,Mexico,Netherlands, NewZealand,Norway,Poland,Portugal,Singapore,South Africa,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland, Taiwan,Turkey,United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom andUnitedStates.

What’s available for education with the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

Both Apple and AirWatch give special consideration to unique education use cases. With Apple School Manager (ASM), Apple has delivered a central place for account creation, role definitions and content purchases. To support ASM, AirWatch designed a console section for education to setup mobile deployments and streamline management of teachers, students, classes, apps and more—whether you have a 1:1 or shared device deployment. After importing data from Apple School Manager, use AirWatch to:

  • Match devices with students or classes;
  • Assign applications (to users or devices); and
  • Configure the new Classroom application, allowing teachers to guide learning on iPads.

Students quickly choose the device with their photo displayed once their teacher has started the class.

Visit apple.com/business/dep/ and apple.com/education/it/ to learn more about the Device Enrollment Program.

 

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13 Mobile Conferences for IT Leaders & Innovators

This blog was updated on May 22,2017, with the latest information about the Device Enrollment Program from Apple. Join the conversation on Twitter using #iOSinBusiness.

What is the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

The Device Enrollment Program provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your corporate-owned Mac, iOS or tvOS devices. With a mobile device management (MDM) and unified endpoint management solution like VMware AirWatch, IT can:

  • Customize device settings;
  • Activate and supervise devices over the air; and
  • Enable users to setup their own devices out of the box.

[Related: 27 Questions Answered about AirWatch & the Device Enrollment Program from Apple]

What IT challenges does the Device Enrollment Program help address?

The Device Enrollment Program solves several critical requirements for corporate-owned devices. First, organizations save time and money by eliminating high-touch processes for IT. DEP takes configuration time to zero. Deployment of corporate-owned devices with DEP means zero-touch configuration for IT, eliminates staging and automates device configuration.

Second, onboarding iOS or macOS devices is streamlined for users. Based on the settings IT configured, users are prompted through Setup Assistant (skipping through any unnecessary screens). Users only need to authenticate and don&#rsquo;t need to be tech savvy to get the content, apps and email they need on their smartphones.

Finally, supervising iOS devices over the air is possible with the DEP. With supervision, administrators have more control over the device and can disable features like AirDrop, the App Store and account modification. They can also enable features like password protection. Also, the MDM profile cannot be removed, which eliminates the possibility of un-enrollment to protect data and investments in devices and provides the best user experience possible.

What role does AirWatch play in Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program?

To utilize the Device Enrollment Program, MDM capabilities like those part of VMware AirWatch are required. AirWatch integrates with the Device Enrollment Program, enabling organizations to automatically import devices in the console based on order history. Then, administrators can easily configure settings, apply profiles, assign applications and set restrictions that will apply automatically when users unbox devices.

[Related: iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 & macOS 10.12.4 Are Live! VMware AirWatch Has Your Mobile Business Covered]

How can I join the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

First, enroll with Apple and register your organization&#rsquo;s information to create an account and designate your administrators. Next, configure your device settings and Setup Assistant steps in the AirWatch console. You then can ship devices directly to your users.

For more information, check out Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program Guide.

What are the device requirements for the Apple Device Enrollment Program?

The devices must be corporate-owned and purchased directly from Apple or through participating Apple Authorized Resellers.*

*The Device Enrollment Program may not be supported by all Apple Authorized Resellers and carriers.

Where is the Device Enrollment Program available?

The Device Enrollment Program is available in 34 countries: Australia,Austria,Belgium,Brazil,Canada,Czech Republic,Denmark,Finland,France,Germany, Greece,Hong Kong,Hungary,India,Ireland,Italy,Japan,Luxembourg,Mexico,Netherlands, NewZealand,Norway,Poland,Portugal,Singapore,South Africa,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland, Taiwan,Turkey,United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom andUnitedStates.

What’s available for education with the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

Both Apple and AirWatch give special consideration to unique education use cases. With Apple School Manager (ASM), Apple has delivered a central place for account creation, role definitions and content purchases. To support ASM, AirWatch designed a console section for education to setup mobile deployments and streamline management of teachers, students, classes, apps and more—whether you have a 1:1 or shared device deployment. After importing data from Apple School Manager, use AirWatch to:

  • Match devices with students or classes;
  • Assign applications (to users or devices); and
  • Configure the new Classroom application, allowing teachers to guide learning on iPads.

Students quickly choose the device with their photo displayed once their teacher has started the class.

Visit apple.com/business/dep/ and apple.com/education/it/ to learn more about the Device Enrollment Program.

 

Read more..

7 Questions Answered about AirWatch & the Device Enrollment Program from Apple

This blog was updated on May 22,2017, with the latest information about the Device Enrollment Program from Apple. Join the conversation on Twitter using #iOSinBusiness.

What is the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

The Device Enrollment Program provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your corporate-owned Mac, iOS or tvOS devices. With a mobile device management (MDM) and unified endpoint management solution like VMware AirWatch, IT can:

  • Customize device settings;
  • Activate and supervise devices over the air; and
  • Enable users to setup their own devices out of the box.

[Related: 27 Questions Answered about AirWatch & the Device Enrollment Program from Apple]

What business challenge does the Device Enrollment Program help address?

The Device Enrollment Program solves several critical requirements for corporate-owned devices. First, organizations save time and money by eliminating high-touch processes for IT. DEP takes configuration time to zero. Deployment of corporate-owned devices with DEP means zero-touch configuration for IT, eliminates staging and automates device configuration.

Second, onboarding iOS or macOS devices is streamlined for users. Based on the settings IT configured, users are prompted through Setup Assistant (skipping through any unnecessary screens). Users only need to authenticate and don&#rsquo;t need to be tech savvy to get the content, apps and email they need on their smartphones.

Finally, supervising iOS devices over the air is possible with the DEP. With supervision, administrators have more control over the device and can disable features like AirDrop, the App Store and account modification. Also, the MDM profile cannot be removed, which eliminates the possibility of un-enrollment to protect data and investments in devices.

What role does AirWatch play in Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program?

To utilize the Device Enrollment Program, MDM capabilities like those part of VMware AirWatch are required. AirWatch integrates with the Device Enrollment Program, enabling organizations to automatically import devices in the console based on order history. Then, administrators can easily configure settings, apply profiles, assign applications and set restrictions that will apply automatically when users unbox devices.

[Related: iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 & macOS 10.12.4 Are Live! VMware AirWatch Has Your Mobile Business Covered]

How can I join the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

First, enroll with Apple and register your organization&#rsquo;s information to create an account and designate your administrators. Next, configure your device settings and Setup Assistant steps in the AirWatch console. You then can ship devices directly to your users.

For more information, check out Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program Guide.

What are the device requirements for the Apple Device Enrollment Program?

The devices must be corporate-owned and purchased directly from Apple or through participating Apple Authorized Resellers.*

*The Device Enrollment Program may not be supported by all Apple Authorized Resellers and carriers.

Where is the Device Enrollment Program available?

The Device Enrollment Program is available in 34 countries: Australia,Austria,Belgium,Brazil,Canada,Czech Republic,Denmark,Finland,France,Germany, Greece,Hong Kong,Hungary,India,Ireland,Italy,Japan,Luxembourg,Mexico,Netherlands, NewZealand,Norway,Poland,Portugal,Singapore,South Africa,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland, Taiwan,Turkey,United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom andUnitedStates.

What’s available for education with the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

Both Apple and AirWatch give special consideration to unique education use cases. With Apple School Manager (ASM), Apple has delivered a central place for account creation, role definitions and content purchases. To support ASM, AirWatch designed a console section for education to setup mobile deployments and streamline management of teachers, students, classes, apps and more—whether you have a 1:1 or shared device deployment. After importing data from Apple School Manager, use AirWatch to:

  • Match devices with students or classes;
  • Assign applications (to users or devices); and
  • Configure the new Classroom application, allowing teachers to guide learning on iPads.

Students quickly choose the device with their photo displayed once their teacher has started the class.

Visit apple.com/business/dep/ and apple.com/education/it/ to learn more about the Device Enrollment Program.

 

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VMware AirWatch Achieves NIAP Common Criteria Certification for Mobile Device Management

On February 24, VMware AirWatch received Common Criteria Certification against Version 2.0 of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) Protection Profile and Mobile Device Management Agent. To reach this level of product certification, AirWatch MDM and AirWatch MDM Agent were rigorously tested by a third-party independent laboratory against the rigid specifications set out by the respective […]]> On February 24, VMware AirWatch received Common Criteria Certification against Version 2.0 of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) Protection Profile and Mobile Device Management Agent. To reach this level of product certification, AirWatch MDM and AirWatch MDM Agent were rigorously tested by a third-party independent laboratory against the rigid specifications set out by the respective NIAP Protection Profiles.

This certification enables AirWatch MDM for National Security System procurement, according to the Committee on National Systems Security Policy #11. AirWatch MDM and MDM Agent were also listed on the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSFC) Components Listing, available here.

Now, the highest level of customer security can be obtained through the procurement and validated configuration of AirWatch, the most robust unified endpoint management system on the market.

The AirWatch Security and Best Practices team strives to meet the highest levels of product fortification against the most rigorous of regulatory standards. In 2016, AirWatch launched an official Certifications and Compliance Program to steer these efforts. Within the last year, the AirWatch R&D team achieved third-party independent review of FIPS Validated Module usage in MDM and application software development kits (SDK), a Department of Defense DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide, Common Criteria Certification, Commercial Solutions for Classified Component listing and many others.

We are excited about this achievement and the opportunity to meet the strict security requirements of our government customers. In addition to Common Criteria certification, we encourage you to read more about the new innovations just announced for VMware Workspace ONE and AirWatch.

Because you liked this blog:

  • AirWatch DISA STIG: What You Need to Know
  • What Is an Identity-Defined Security Perimeter
  • AirWatch Security Year in Review

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VMware AirWatch Achieves NIAP Common Criteria Certification for Mobile Device Management

On February 24, VMware AirWatch received Common Criteria Certification against Version 2.0 of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) Protection Profile and Mobile Device Management Agent. To reach this level of product certification, AirWatch MDM and AirWatch MDM Agent were rigorously tested by a third-party independent laboratory against the rigid specifications set out by the respective […]]> On February 24, VMware AirWatch received Common Criteria Certification against Version 2.0 of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) Protection Profile and Mobile Device Management Agent. To reach this level of product certification, AirWatch MDM and AirWatch MDM Agent were rigorously tested by a third-party independent laboratory against the rigid specifications set out by the respective NIAP Protection Profiles.

This certification enables AirWatch MDM for National Security System procurement, according to the Committee on National Systems Security Policy #11. AirWatch MDM and MDM Agent were also listed on the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSFC) Components Listing, available here.

Now, the highest level of customer security can be obtained through the procurement and validated configuration of AirWatch, the most robust unified endpoint management system on the market.

The AirWatch Security and Best Practices team strives to meet the highest levels of product fortification against the most rigorous of regulatory standards. In 2016, AirWatch launched an official Certifications and Compliance Program to steer these efforts. Within the last year, the AirWatch R&D team achieved third-party independent review of FIPS Validated Module usage in MDM and application software development kits (SDK), a Department of Defense DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide, Common Criteria Certification, Commercial Solutions for Classified Component listing and many others.

We are excited about this achievement and the opportunity to meet the strict security requirements of our government customers. In addition to Common Criteria certification, we encourage you to read more about the new innovations just announced for VMware Workspace ONE and AirWatch.

Because you liked this blog:

  • AirWatch DISA STIG: What You Need to Know
  • What Is an Identity-Defined Security Perimeter
  • AirWatch Security Year in Review

Read more..

[Video] Here’s What Enterprise Mobility Looks Like at United Bank

&#rsquo;Imagine a mobile device: It’s like an empty container that you can do anything with. It&#rsquo;s like a computer that you buy at the store.&#rdquo; That&#rsquo;s how Willem Bagchus approaches enterprise mobility for United Bank. Indeed, mobile devices become whatever the Bank needs—from an executive&#rsquo;s secure, mobile inbox to a kiosk at a bank branch. […]]> &#rsquo;Imagine a mobile device: It’s like an empty container that you can do anything with. It&#rsquo;s like a computer that you buy at the store.&#rdquo;

That&#rsquo;s how Willem Bagchus approaches enterprise mobility for United Bank. Indeed, mobile devices become whatever the Bank needs—from an executive&#rsquo;s secure, mobile inbox to a kiosk at a bank branch. Watch Willem speak with VMware TV about the Bank&#rsquo;s forward-thinking approach to mobility.

Q: How did you get into technology, and what’s kept you there all these years?

Willem: I’ve always loved building things. When I was a child, I saw these remote control boats. I knew I wanted to build stuff, so I got a degree in electronic engineering. As part of studying electronics, you study computers. I ended up getting really good at that. They called me &#rsquo;Dr. Digital&#rdquo; in college. My job to pay my way through college was computers, and that just evolved into the career I have today.

Q: How did you get to United Bank?

Willem: United Bank is a regional bank—we&#rsquo;re in six states, including Washington DC. United Bank started in 1839 as the Northwestern Bank of Virginia, and since 1987, we’ve grown with 30 acquisitions to be the nearing $20 billion valuation we are today. We have about 130 branches and about 2,000 employees right now. Our AirWatch deployment is about 300 devices. We deploy that mainly to our executive team who is in the business of helping to build the Bank. I got to the Bank because I was working as a sales engineer for a software company, some software that United Bank also uses, and among my travels they said, &#rsquo;We’d like you to join our team.&#rdquo; That was an offer that I thought was right for the time, and boy, am I glad to join the team.

Q: What led to rolling out an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution?

Willem: The interesting thing about being in technical services at United Bank is we like to vet the different technologies that are available and how that can advance the Bank’s needs and priorities. I joined in 2010, and mobile devices have been important as far as the advancement of people working outside the bank—taking documents with them, visiting customers and what have you. We’ve been an AirWatch customer since 2011. What led us to that, at the time, is AirWatch mobile device management. It started off with just a few functions, and AirWatch has since grown quite a bit with more things that you can do. Once you have that platform with AirWatch then you can build upon it, and that has grown with us and our needs. What drew us to AirWatch, of course, is AirWatch has been a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. We needed a company that would be with us for the long term. AirWatch has proven to be not just a good leader but also a company that was easy to work with and helped us with whatever needs came up at United Bank.

But mobile phones have evolved from just phones. These are mobile computers, almost fully functional, and some people, we envision even within two years, will be exclusively on a mobile device.

Q: How are you reimagining how mobile might change a workflow within a bank or change the way an executive does their job?

Willem: Originally, the big thing on mobile phones, or even pagers for that matter, was, &#rsquo;Wow, I can send messages back and forth.&#rdquo; And now we can email. It started off as a need to have email on my phone, which was really a heck of a competitive advantage already for us, and that’s where we started. But mobile phones have evolved from just phones. These are mobile computers, almost fully functional, and some people, we envision even within two years, will be exclusively on a mobile device. We’ve demonstrated here at Connect, and in other conventions, that some people operate exclusively with tablet devices, not even a desktop computer. It’s the evolution of how people will do all the work that they do within a much smaller form factor. And because they’re smaller, you can put them in all kinds of different nooks and crannies and do different, specific functions, managed all by AirWatch and provisioned, and that’s what makes it possible.

Once you have that platform with AirWatch, all these other services are possible, and it grows with us. We don’t have to do it all at once, and we have flexibility of doing it, whether it’s in the cloud or even on-premises.

Q: As mobile devices move outside the corporate network, your protected fortress, and you want employees to be productive, how are you keeping them secure? What AirWatch security features are you using to achieve that?

Willem: That’s exactly where AirWatch comes in. Imagine a mobile device: It’s like an empty container that you can do anything with. It&#rsquo;s like a computer that you buy at the store. We use AirWatch to not only take ownership of the device but also to manage it. We know where it is. We can put security on it. We can containerize data. Because of that, we can also push out applications. We can make this a very specific device. We&#rsquo;re building a branch in Alexandria, for instance, that&#rsquo;s going to be an advanced technology branch. Kiosks and iPads are going to be a big part of it. Then on top of that, an executive, he&#rsquo;ll need email. A technical services rep, he’ll need access to some of our internal applications. We need access to the different Wi-Fi networks that are available throughout our branches, and we don’t want people always logging in (&#rsquo;What&#rsquo;s the password again?&#rdquo;) because we’re going to deploy certificates. That’s yet another function. This illustrates what I mentioned earlier: Once you have that platform with AirWatch, all these other services are possible, and it grows with us. We don’t have to do it all at once, and we have flexibility of doing it, whether it’s in the cloud or even on-premises.

Q: Others are about to embark on their own journey. What advice would you give them as you think about some of the lessons you’ve learned along the way?

Willem: The biggest thing I&#rsquo;d say right now is simplify your approach to begin with. Start small start with one need, and work on that because everything else is possible once you do that. Sometimes you say, &#rsquo;Well, we need everything. We need the whole smorgasbord. I went to Connect so enamored with everything I saw.&#rdquo; But if you try to do it all at once, it’s going to end up getting stuck in the mud because if you have one sticking point, then everything will stay on the shelf. On the other hand, if you find one most important need, you push that through, and that will pave the way to everything else getting down. You do this project successfully, then you can push out different projects. Email is a natural starting point, but not everybody has that as their focus.

Read more about United Bank&#rsquo;s enterprise mobility journey:

  • 6 AirWatch Customers We Are Thankful for This Year
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  • Expert Predictions: IoT & Mobile Banking Trends 2016

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[Video] Here’s What Enterprise Mobility Looks Like at United Bank

&#rsquo;Imagine a mobile device: It’s like an empty container that you can do anything with. It&#rsquo;s like a computer that you buy at the store.&#rdquo; That&#rsquo;s how Willem Bagchus approaches enterprise mobility for United Bank. Indeed, mobile devices become whatever the Bank needs—from an executive&#rsquo;s secure, mobile inbox to a kiosk at a bank branch. […]]> &#rsquo;Imagine a mobile device: It’s like an empty container that you can do anything with. It&#rsquo;s like a computer that you buy at the store.&#rdquo;

That&#rsquo;s how Willem Bagchus approaches enterprise mobility for United Bank. Indeed, mobile devices become whatever the Bank needs—from an executive&#rsquo;s secure, mobile inbox to a kiosk at a bank branch. Watch Willem speak with VMware TV about the Bank&#rsquo;s forward-thinking approach to mobility.

Q: How did you get into technology, and what’s kept you there all these years?

Willem: I’ve always loved building things. When I was a child, I saw these remote control boats. I knew I wanted to build stuff, so I got a degree in electronic engineering. As part of studying electronics, you study computers. I ended up getting really good at that. They called me &#rsquo;Dr. Digital&#rdquo; in college. My job to pay my way through college was computers, and that just evolved into the career I have today.

Q: How did you get to United Bank?

Willem: United Bank is a regional bank—we&#rsquo;re in six states, including Washington DC. United Bank started in 1839 as the Northwestern Bank of Virginia, and since 1987, we’ve grown with 30 acquisitions to be the nearing $20 billion valuation we are today. We have about 130 branches and about 2,000 employees right now. Our AirWatch deployment is about 300 devices. We deploy that mainly to our executive team who is in the business of helping to build the Bank. I got to the Bank because I was working as a sales engineer for a software company, some software that United Bank also uses, and among my travels they said, &#rsquo;We’d like you to join our team.&#rdquo; That was an offer that I thought was right for the time, and boy, am I glad to join the team.

Q: What led to rolling out an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution?

Willem: The interesting thing about being in technical services at United Bank is we like to vet the different technologies that are available and how that can advance the Bank’s needs and priorities. I joined in 2010, and mobile devices have been important as far as the advancement of people working outside the bank—taking documents with them, visiting customers and what have you. We’ve been an AirWatch customer since 2011. What led us to that, at the time, is AirWatch mobile device management. It started off with just a few functions, and AirWatch has since grown quite a bit with more things that you can do. Once you have that platform with AirWatch then you can build upon it, and that has grown with us and our needs. What drew us to AirWatch, of course, is AirWatch has been a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. We needed a company that would be with us for the long term. AirWatch has proven to be not just a good leader but also a company that was easy to work with and helped us with whatever needs came up at United Bank.

But mobile phones have evolved from just phones. These are mobile computers, almost fully functional, and some people, we envision even within two years, will be exclusively on a mobile device.

Q: How are you reimagining how mobile might change a workflow within a bank or change the way an executive does their job?

Willem: Originally, the big thing on mobile phones, or even pagers for that matter, was, &#rsquo;Wow, I can send messages back and forth.&#rdquo; And now we can email. It started off as a need to have email on my phone, which was really a heck of a competitive advantage already for us, and that’s where we started. But mobile phones have evolved from just phones. These are mobile computers, almost fully functional, and some people, we envision even within two years, will be exclusively on a mobile device. We’ve demonstrated here at Connect, and in other conventions, that some people operate exclusively with tablet devices, not even a desktop computer. It’s the evolution of how people will do all the work that they do within a much smaller form factor. And because they’re smaller, you can put them in all kinds of different nooks and crannies and do different, specific functions, managed all by AirWatch and provisioned, and that’s what makes it possible.

Once you have that platform with AirWatch, all these other services are possible, and it grows with us. We don’t have to do it all at once, and we have flexibility of doing it, whether it’s in the cloud or even on-premises.

Q: As mobile devices move outside the corporate network, your protected fortress, and you want employees to be productive, how are you keeping them secure? What AirWatch security features are you using to achieve that?

Willem: That’s exactly where AirWatch comes in. Imagine a mobile device: It’s like an empty container that you can do anything with. It&#rsquo;s like a computer that you buy at the store. We use AirWatch to not only take ownership of the device but also to manage it. We know where it is. We can put security on it. We can containerize data. Because of that, we can also push out applications. We can make this a very specific device. We&#rsquo;re building a branch in Alexandria, for instance, that&#rsquo;s going to be an advanced technology branch. Kiosks and iPads are going to be a big part of it. Then on top of that, an executive, he&#rsquo;ll need email. A technical services rep, he’ll need access to some of our internal applications. We need access to the different Wi-Fi networks that are available throughout our branches, and we don’t want people always logging in (&#rsquo;What&#rsquo;s the password again?&#rdquo;) because we’re going to deploy certificates. That’s yet another function. This illustrates what I mentioned earlier: Once you have that platform with AirWatch, all these other services are possible, and it grows with us. We don’t have to do it all at once, and we have flexibility of doing it, whether it’s in the cloud or even on-premises.

Q: Others are about to embark on their own journey. What advice would you give them as you think about some of the lessons you’ve learned along the way?

Willem: The biggest thing I&#rsquo;d say right now is simplify your approach to begin with. Start small start with one need, and work on that because everything else is possible once you do that. Sometimes you say, &#rsquo;Well, we need everything. We need the whole smorgasbord. I went to Connect so enamored with everything I saw.&#rdquo; But if you try to do it all at once, it’s going to end up getting stuck in the mud because if you have one sticking point, then everything will stay on the shelf. On the other hand, if you find one most important need, you push that through, and that will pave the way to everything else getting down. You do this project successfully, then you can push out different projects. Email is a natural starting point, but not everybody has that as their focus.

Read more about United Bank&#rsquo;s enterprise mobility journey:

  • 6 AirWatch Customers We Are Thankful for This Year
  • Top 10 Takeaways on Industry Day at Connect Atlanta 2016
  • Expert Predictions: IoT & Mobile Banking Trends 2016

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[Study] Total Impact of Modern Windows 10 & Content Management with VMware

IT admins using legacy PC lifecycle management solutions spend an inordinate amount of time imaging endpoints and responding to tickets from end users. Meanwhile, organizations waste an inane amount of money printing materials to equip employees to do their jobs. Windows 10 changes the game with modern management approaches and digitization of paper processes. Most […]]> IT admins using legacy PC lifecycle management solutions spend an inordinate amount of time imaging endpoints and responding to tickets from end users. Meanwhile, organizations waste an inane amount of money printing materials to equip employees to do their jobs. Windows 10 changes the game with modern management approaches and digitization of paper processes.

Most organizations we talk with at VMware are mapping out their path to Windows 10 and are continually looking to digitize paper processes. Organizations commonly ask, &#rsquo;What&#rsquo;s the potential financial impact? Can you give me an example of an organization levering the solution at scale?&#rdquo;

[Related: Mecklenburg County Conducts a &#rsquo;Symphony of Change&#rdquo; with Move to Windows 10]

To address these questions, late last year VMware commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study. We wanted to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying VMware AirWatch UEM to manage devices running Windows 10 and VMware Content Locker for digital content distribution and management.

The results were eye-opening.

Click the image to download a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Vmware, December 2016.

Forrester interviewed a global airline with about 10,000 pilots, lead pilots and trainers for the study. According to the study, the airline provides Windows 10 tablets, managed by AirWatch, with VMware Content Locker to deliver tools and applications: access to back-end systems, more detailed weather information and a digital version of all airline and regulatory handbooks and procedures.

The airline saw:

  • the time it takes to image a device decrease from 60 minutes to 10 minutes,
  • the number of annual support calls per user reduced from three to two and
  • the cost avoidance of switching from paper to digital in the millions of dollars.

The study details the savings on device installation and updates; desktop management and paper, printing and fuel costs.

According to the study:

&#rsquo;With AirWatch, pilots can now access and install all their required Windows apps via a self-service catalog at any time, whether connected to the company network or in any other remote location. Application and operating system updates can also automatically be installed no matter where the device is.&#rdquo;

&#rsquo;We have seen some real improvements in terms of problem-solving with AirWatch and Windows 10 … We have no paper flight manuals,&#rdquo; said a flight operations manager at the airline quoted in the study.

According to the study:

&#rsquo;Part of the airline&#rsquo;s workspace transformation efforts has been to reduce paper and the amount of information pilots need to physically carry. … With Content Locker, the airline can provide secure, powerful computing devices that replace most paper solutions and meet airline and FAA requirements.&#rdquo;

Download the full study to see all of the results the airline experienced.

You can learn more about the Forrester TEI study and AirWatch solutions with these great resources:

  • Download Forrester TEI Study
  • VMware AirWatch UEM: air-watch.com/solutions/windows-10-management/
  • VMware AirWatch Content Locker: air-watch.com/solutions/airwatch-content-locker/

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