Centurion, South Africa. Nebula, a leading South African professional services firm that specialises in telecoms, will be releasing their new service offering, Integrated Mobile Management Services (IMMS), at the Gartner ITXpo Symposium in Cape Town between the 16th and 18th September 2013.
The Integrated Mobile Management Services is a total mobile device and SIM management solution for both enterprises and service providers. It is unique in that it is the first solution in South Africa that integrates full management of the SIM costs from any cellular service provider together with total device management, including smartphone application control, corporate data sandboxing and remote wiping.
Clients Impressed at the System’s Functionality
“The response to IMMS by our existing clients has been fantastic. Many that I’ve presented to have commented that it finally addresses some of the major challenges they’re dealing with, regarding their mobile devices,” commented Chris van Wyk, Nebula’s regional account manager and senior consultant for the IMMS range.
A competition will run for the duration of the symposium, with R100 000 in Nebula services to be won, plus prizes of Elleven laptop bags. Experienced consultants will be available at the stand to launch the services, and a live demonstration of the system and its web-based interface will be available.
More than just a device management product, the range of services included in IMMS covers the full lifecycle of mobile devices, from initial acquisition, to reassignment, subscription management and end-of-life device control.
Real-Time Alerts on 3G and APN
It is also the first service that can offer real-time usage alerts and notifications for corporate mobile data devices using either standalone 3G or corporate APN gateways. Enterprises can gain full visibility of top data users, abuse, international roaming, non-business related subscriptions and SIM activity in real-time (service-provider dependent), giving management unprecedented pro-active control over their data costs.
Van Wyk noted: “Service providers just can’t offer that kind of real-time client-specific reporting and so many businesses are craving proactive alerts and management information on abuse before it turns into thousands of Rands.”
Any Corporate Deployment Model, including BYOD
IMMS can also handle any corporate deployment model of mobile devices, such as combinations of corporate-owned devices, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), employee contributions and airtime purchases. As a fully-independent system, it is designed to work with any service provider, any deployment model and any incumbent mobile device management system (such as Fibrelink’s MaaS360).
Besides corporate environments, IMMS has offerings for mobile service providers and service aggregators, allowing elements of the IMMS SIM management system to be integrated into their existing products and services, to enable them to offer their clients advanced reporting that is not available on their own systems.
While officially being launched at the symposium, the IMMS offering has already been trialled in a leading South African retailer and retail bank, who have both praised it for simplifying the management of their mobile devices, lowering their costs and reducing their risk.
Nebula is confident that more organisations can benefit from IMMS’s diverse offering that will help them to turn their mobile telecoms strategy into a business success story.
For more information, visit www.nebula.co.za or follow @OneNebula on Twitter.