Dimension Data to Launch Enterprise Mobility as a Service

Dimension Data, a global Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) solutions and services provider, has announced it will launch Enterprise Mobility-as-a-Service (EMaaS.) The move signals the company’s intent to offer a suite of cloud-based end-user computing services on a global basis. Availability and pricing will be announced later this year. 

Dimension Data's EMaaS will use a cloud-based consumption model, with professional services also offered as a complement. Service features will include:

  • Policy framework and secure access to corporate information from any device
  • Provisioning, automation, and user self-service based on experience gained from Dimension Data's cloud services experience.
  • The ability to upload corporate mobile invoices
  • Reporting and analytical capabilities to view enterprise-wide  mobility usage patterns
  • Pay-for-use consumption pricing.

Commenting in a statement on the service, Ettienne Reinecke, Dimension Data's Group CTO and Group Executive for End-user Computing said, "The launch of EMaaS is an important step for Dimension Data as it marks the establishment of the platform that we will use to rapidly evolve to deliver enterprises with a suite of services that addresses their emerging user-centric end-user computing requirements."

In other news, Unify announced an organizational restructuring plan that will include reducing the company’s headcount by approximately 3,800 people out of a workforce of nearly 7,700 worldwide, with Central Europe accounting for 50% of the reduction.

According to the company’s statement, the plan is intended to “streamline the organization to focus on innovation in software development, integration and managed services.”  A shift to a multi-tier go-to-market approach is also planned, while the consolidation of sites around the globe and the future location for the company’s global headquarters is under review.

Commenting in a statement, Unify CEO Dean Douglas said, “Unify must transform in order to remain competitive, so we are taking these necessary and very difficult steps in order to position Unify to fully respond to the needs of our customers and the marketplace. This includes greater focus on technology deployment options with access to our OpenScape products and services from a broader choice of partners.”

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