Belgium-based TVH Group, the market leader in replacement parts and accessories for material handling, industrial and agricultural equipment, launched a major, company-wide initiative focused on enterprise mobility. The “TVH Goes Mobile” program focused on establishing a long-term strategy for enterprise mobile management, including providing employees with a choice of devices. TVH decided to move away from BlackBerry in favor of devices running iOS and Android. The company also established a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Today, TVH secures and manages hundreds of iOS and Android devices and both custom-developed and third-party mobile apps using the MobileIron platform.
“We realized early on that we would need a powerful ally to accomplish our aggressive mobility goals. We needed a solution that would allow us to move beyond device management to security for applications and content,” said Kalman Tiboldi, Chief Business Innovation Officer at TVH. “It was clear that MobileIron and reseller MOBCO truly understand how to make companies successful with mobile.”
With MobileIron, TVH launched a successful bring your own device (BYOD) program to maximize data security and employee satisfaction, built an enterprise app store to give employees easy access to productivity apps, and automated the process of giving employees and guests the right level of mobile network access.
BYOD Delivers Secure Productivity
TVH used MobileIron to implement a BYOD program that let employees choose their own mobile devices, maximizing productivity and satisfaction. This approach also served to secure corporate data and contain IT costs. Today, when an employee joins the program, the system automatically creates a role-based security profile that keeps devices secure.
“Whether devices are company-issued or employee-purchased, MobileIron helps us keep our data protected both over the airwaves and on the devices,” said Tiboldi. “The container-based encryption keeps stored data from being consumed by the wrong people if a device is lost or stolen.”
TVH Takes the Office Anywhere
TVH is now focused on increasing employee productivity through a wide range of custom-developed and third-party apps. The apps are available in a company app store powered by MobileIron Apps[.]Work. Employees can easily download apps for email, calendar, collaboration, and job-specific tasks.
One custom-developed app lets TVH’s service engineers log their daily activities as they work. This gives the company a real-time view of what goods and services its workforce is delivering to customers. Buoyed by its early success with custom-developed apps, TVH plans to ramp up development of HTML5 apps that will work across mobile platforms.
“About 85% of our daily activity as a company involves the Internet, so developing more mobile apps is a top priority for us,” continued Tiboldi. “MobileIron supports our app strategy by providing us with the technology foundation for a secure company app store with the ability to push apps out to employees automatically.”
Cisco ISE Secures Connections
As employees and guests continue to connect their mobile devices to TVH’s network, the company is confident that its data is protected. Its Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) implementation integrates with MobileIron to recognize employee devices and assign the appropriate network permissions. TVH plans to replace its VPN connections with MobileIron AppConnect to make secure mobile access easy for its employees and partners.
“It’s an evolving mobile world, and we’re trying to stay ahead of the curve,” said Tiboldi. “MobileIron delivers excellent value by enabling us to maintain control over the entire mobile landscape of our global enterprise.”
TVH is the leading distributor of replacement parts and supplies for the material handling and industrial equipment industry. At TVH we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality service for our customers and a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees.
MobileIron (mobileiron.com) provides the foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations.