Today at AirWatch Connect™, 21 additional enterprise application leaders announced support of the configuration and security of public applications through native mobile OS functionality by joining ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise), a community to drive native application standards in the industry. Attendees at AirWatch Connect Atlanta can explore the ACE ecosystem and meet several partners at the ACE Pavilion at the event through Sept. 24. Acacus Technologies, Blue Jeans, Boxer, Cotap, Element 55, Fotonotes, GoFormz, Kinvey, MightyMeeting, Movius, Nacho Cove, Roambi, Replicon, SAP, Socialcast by VMware, StarMobile, SkyGiraffe, TeamViewer, TeleMessage, Wandera and X1 support ACE.
With more than 40 committed members, ACE is quickly solidifying its place in the market as the community that is driving the adoption of device-native mobile OS standards for enterprise application development. ACE drives best practices for application management and security for easy deployment via enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions. Once an application developer implements ACE native OS standards, users simply download the public-facing application and corporate resources are automatically configured and the user is automatically logged in, allowing the user to instantly and securely use the app in their jobs.
“We are thrilled about the momentum with the ACE Community,” said Mimi Spier, senior director of strategic business development, VMware and leader of ACE. “There is an overwhelming interest to simplify mobility for businesses, and enable end users to get a true native and consistent experience. We believe the ACE community can dramatically impact overall mobility adoption in business.”
To become a member of ACE or for more information, visit appconfigforenterprise.org.
- Visit the ACE website and watch the videos: appconfigforenterprise.org
- View the ACE technical documentation: appconfigforenterprise.org/dev-center.html
- Join ACE: appconfigforenterprise.org/contact.html
“Acacus Technologies delivers mobility solutions for airline pilots and cabin crew, offering applications that seamlessly integrate the most widely used airline documentation, charting, scheduling and rostering systems,” said Talal Ben Halim, managing director, Aracus Technologies. “By integrating with ACE, we are able to provide our global airline clients seamless access to disparate systems with levels of data security and interconnectivity that were not previously possible.”
“At Blue Jeans Network, we aim to bring people together to meet, share ideas and communicate through the power of face-to-face video collaboration,” said Oded Gal, vice president of product management, Blue Jeans. “We’re excited to align with ACE in developing secure, scalable applications for today’s mobile workforce. These standards will better enable us to deliver enterprise-ready solutions that allow our customers to experience the benefits of face-to-face communication from anywhere.”
“In a BYOD world, software needs to earn the right to be on a user’s phone by providing a great interface and a delightful user experience,” said Andrew Eye, CEO, Boxer. “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with AirWatch to bring the security and management capabilities they provide to our award-winning email, calendar and contacts apps. With our combined solutions, users and IT have more options to provide the consumer-grade user experience end users want, with the enterprise-grade security and management IT requires.”
“The world’s leading law firms trust Element55 to make time simple and reliable,” said Ray Deck, founder and president, Element55.” ACE allows deploying our mobile solutions to be even simpler and more reliable in addition to being more secure. With auto configuration and auto-sign, ACE lets even more firms and attorneys say ‘it just did it for me!'”
“FotoNotes improves the efficiency of field service management through its innovative mobile and cloud solutions,” said Kamal Shah, founder and CEO, FotoNotes. “We are thrilled to collaborate with AirWatch, VMware and other ACE founding partners to provide our customers with a simplified approach to secure, scalable enterprise mobility.”
“GoFormz empowers businesses to capture and manage data with mobile forms from any device,” said Jeff Fildey, CEO, GoFormz. “This data is richer, available in real-time and allows enterprises to make accurate and agile business decisions. With ACE, we further extend our offerings to enterprises to replace antiquated, non-digital business processes with a mobile-first, standards-based solution.”
“By participating in ACE, Kinvey can easily provide connectivity to enterprise authentication with consistent and secure single sign-on,” said Brian Wilson, CTO, Kinvey. “As the leading enterprise mobile backend as a service, we focus on enabling our customers to get to market with five-star apps twice as fast and at half the cost. The ACE open standard for managing and securing apps enhances this value proposition.”
“MightyMeeting is a mobile sales enablement platform that helps thousands of companies to win more business by transforming client meetings into engaging and interactive experiences,” said Dmitri Tcherevik, founder and CEO, MightyMeeting. “With ACE, our users can deliver multimedia content and interactive sales tools to all kinds of mobile devices in a way that is secure and manageable.”
“With the integration of Movius myIdentities™, ACE now offers the mobile market’s only complete, cross-carrier mobile communications solution to support additional telco quality phone lines and granular, split billing capabilities for voice, messaging and data with a simple, intuitive interface on a single mobile device,” said Dominic Gomez, president and CEO, Movius. “This integration also enables myIdentities to be readily deployable with AirWatch and other EMM’s for iOS devices. We applaud this open standard approach for managing and securing apps and are thrilled to be collaborating with other leading vendors in advancing mobile applications.”
“Nacho Cove unlocks information in enterprise email so that employees have more time to perform their important roles, jobs and function,” said Chris Perret, CEO, Nacho Cove. “Nacho Mail saves employees time they would otherwise spend prioritizing and searching for important information in their email. Our customers can count on the security and compliance provided by ACE, helping them scale and deploy cutting edge apps like ours easily.”
“Replicon has always focused on providing the best user experience for our customers, no matter where they are or what device they are using,” said Joanne Jacobs, senior vice president of product at Replicon. “As organizations — including AirWatch — continue to embrace cloud-based solutions to track time, Replicon is committed to collaborating with leading EMM providers to make it easy for IT departments to deploy, secure and manage our applications across the mobile enterprise.”
“Roambi’s data visualization and publishing platform enables users to view reports, charts, and dashboards in a way that’s designed mobile-first,” said David Becerra, Roambi vice president of business development. “Working with ACE means that enterprise users have access to their business-critical information in a secure, easy and engaging app.”
“Enterprises are transforming as they go through their digitization journey and, it is the new applications that are mobile, aware of context, analytics driven, and in the cloud where everything is going to change,” said Quentin Clark, chief technology officer and member of the Global Managing Board of SAP SECTO and Member of Global Managing Board, SAP SE. “SAP is supporting ACE in our Success Factors and Concur mobile applications and by following the ACE open standards of best practices we can simplify our customer’s efforts of managing the respective apps.”
“Socialcast empowers our users with a seamless cross-platform way to engage in secure enterprise collaboration that streamlines the daily workflows of employees, teams and executives,” said Bob Schultz, vice president and general manager, Workspace Services, End-User Computing, VMware. “Joining ACE brings instant productivity to our users. In one tap, users can access Socialcast and collaborate, share, discover and connect across the organization in an enterprise-secure fashion.”
“Mobile app development has traditionally been slow, complex and expensive. As a result, 85 percent of companies have yet to deploy meaningful enterprise apps beyond email, calendar and contacts,” said StarMobile President and CEO, Todd Fryburger. “By working with AirWatch to partner on the ACE initiative, customers can use the StarMobile platform to deliver enterprise mobility with unmatched speed, simplicity, economy and security. Therein, StarMobile helps companies to bridge the ‘app gap’ to consume any application from any endpoint (be it smartphone, tablet, PC, watch or “thing”), while at the same time simplifying security and control.”
“SkyGiraffe empowers enterprises to mobilize their workforce by providing unified access to business applications and data from any device. We do this by enabling our customers to deliver mobile apps at unprecedented speed and scale, supporting the deployment of hundreds of apps to employees across the enterprise,” said Boaz Hecht, CEO of SkyGiraffe. “By joining ACE, SkyGiraffe shares in the common vision that enterprises need a better solution for simplifying the deployment of mobile apps.”
“TeamViewer is one of the most used and trusted global services to remotely control and manage devices running modern mobile and desktop platforms and to collaborate online,” said Alfredo Patron vice president of business development, TeamViewer. “Our customers range from small medium businesses to top global enterprises with complex environments. We are very excited to adopt ACE and its open standards as we feel this will ease the pain from IT for managing and securing mobile apps and services to help accelerate mobile workforce scenarios. We are committed to roll out this service with our upcoming release by the end of 2015.”
“TeleMessage’s vision and mission is to become the preferred mobile messaging solution trusted by leading global enterprises to power their mobile productivity and collaboration,” said Guy Levit, executive director and CEO, TeleMessage. “We’re excited to work with ACE to solve the usability and security challenges many enterprises encounter in the context of today’s mobile workforce. We hope to deliver our customers with solutions that adhere to a set of standards for managing and securing their mobile experience.”
“Our objective at Wandera is to make the mobile web secure and enable enterprises to prevent cyber attacks from reaching their mobile devices,” said Stijn Paumen, vice president of business development, Wandera. “We use a multi-level approach, correlating data from each device and our cloud gateway, to detect more mobile threats than any other provider in the industry. The ACE capabilities can enhance this protection by ensuring our solution is deployed with the maximum efficiency. This increases the overall protection to our enterprise customers by providing additional data to use in our threat intelligence engine. At the same time ACE allows us to focus on user experience, allowing us to implement our service easily and without compromising data connection speed. We’re very excited to be working with ACE members such as AirWatch to achieve an even better, integrated end user experience.”
“X1 Search Mobile enables instantaneous and secure search of millions of documents and years of email from a smartphone, a game-changing capability for today’s mobile workforce,” said John Patzakis, CEO, X1. “We are very excited to work with VMware and ACE, as AirWatch effectively provides the critical communication and security layer for X1 Search Mobile to search sources such as your entire VMware Horizon desktop. With VMware and X1 Search Mobile, we are enabling business productivity in mobile and virtualized environments in a highly secure way.”
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ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise) is a community focused on providing education and best practices to configure and secure mobile apps and drive mobile adoption in business. By leveraging native OS functionality in iOS, Android and Windows, ACE provides the development framework that enables users to be productive with just one tap and companies to be confident apps and data are secure. With ACE, application providers now have a consistent and simple way to develop enterprise-ready mobile apps. For more information about ACE and to learn about all ACE members, please visit appconfigforenterprise.org.