Standard Life Group (Standard Life plc and its subsidiaries) (“Standard Life”), a leading UK-based savings and investments organisation, today announced its partnership with MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL) and Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG) (DAX: DTEGY), to support its expanding mobile strategy. Together with DTAG and MobileIron, Standard Life is implementing a new global mobility program for thousands of employees, which delivers the security and compliance required in the heavily regulated financial services industry.
This partnership enables Standard Life to provide secure access to documents and files, whether on corporate-issued or employee-owned Android and iOS devices to more than 2,000 mobile employees around the world. The mobility program has dramatically increased employee productivity, supporting Standard Life’s business objectives.
“Work-life balance is a big topic of discussion in many businesses nowadays,” said Stewart Aitken, Head of Consumer IT in Group Operations IT, Standard Life. “MobileIron has made a huge difference to how our employees operate. Instead of needing to find a connection to our network to get their work done, employees can now go through DTAG’s systems to get the data and applications they need securely and from just about anywhere.”
Secure access for remote workers
MobileIron’s AppConnect framework paired with Deutsche Telekom’s highly secure infrastructure met strict compliance requirements, enabling Standard Life to secure its most important enterprise applications. Through MobileIron Web[.]Work, Standard Life provides a more satisfying and productive secure browsing experience. Employees can now access file server data securely from any access point, further boosting efficiencies. Using MobileIron Docs[.]Work, Standard Life employees can access work documents on Microsoft SharePoint via their mobile devices.
“Employees have important business documents and information at their fingertips, which translates into a more flexible work environment and better balance with their personal lives,” said Aitken. “At the same time, the company data is secure and we have the visibility necessary to meet regulatory requirements.”
Supporting global expansion
MobileIron has also been integral in supporting Standard Life’s global expansion strategy. Through MobileIron and DTAG’s systems, Standard Life was able to get employees up and running at a new satellite office in the Asia-Pacific region with access to the network via mobile devices. Employees were able to access corporate email and data through the EMM system from the first day of business.
“The outstanding partnership between MobileIron and Deutsche Telekom gives us confidence that we can extend our business to any corner of the world, as quickly as we want to,” said Aitken. “As we evaluate our mobility programs, the only lingering question is, ‘What will we accomplish next?’”
About Standard Life
Standard Life is a long-term investment savings business dedicated to helping build a more prosperous world. This has been important to them since they were established in Edinburgh in 1825. Since then, they’ve been growing globally. Today, the Standard Life Group employs around 6,500 people internationally - through businesses in the UK, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Around 4.5 million customers worldwide trust them with their financial future - and they're responsible for the administration of over £296 billion of their assets. They support a further 20 million customers through their Chinese and Indian joint venture businesses. The Standard Life Investments brand also offers truly global asset management expertise with strong investment capabilities. Standard Life plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange with around 1.3 million individual shareholders across over 50 countries. And they're one of the top 500 companies worldwide, by revenue, as listed in the 2014 Fortune Global 500. Wherever they operate in the world, they're motivated by a sense of responsibility. It's what helps them to be a sustainable business. They're proud to be listed as a leader for corporate sustainability in their industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI World and DJSI Europe).
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 151 million mobile customers, 30 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2014). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has approximately 228,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.7 billion in the 2014 financial year more than 60 percent of it outside Germany.
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