Tech Data offers Google Android Essentials to simplify mobile device security – PCR

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Tech Data has extended its partnership with Google to include the new Android Essentials mobile device management (MDM) service.

Tech Data has set-up the Android Essentials Zero-Touch Enrolment area on InTouch (it’s online procurement and order management platform). This is already up and running, making it easy to add, register and enable devices. Tech Data already has a strong partnership with Google on Chromebooks and the Pixel range, and this extends and adds further strength to that partnership.

Simon Bennett, Director, Enterprise Software and Cloud, Tech Data, UK and Ireland, said: “The explosion in use of mobile devices has led to mobile device management becoming a big challenge for organisations. Up to this point they have been faced with making a choice between highly-functional ‘full fat’ enterprise-focused solutions that are quite expensive to deploy, or basically, having no MDM.

“While over 50 percent of the mobile devices deployed for business use in Western Europe are Android-based, according to IDC*, most businesses do not have an MDM solution in place. That’s the gap that Google’s Android Essentials is aiming to fill – and it is now available through Tech Data.”

 Tech Data’s training modules are, covering Android Essentials Zero-Touch Enrolment will be available to existing reseller partners free of charge on Tech Data’s Channel Academy training platform.

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