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Arup Builds a Mobile First Future with MobileIron

MobileIron Platform Supports Mobile First Transformation Through In-House Apps

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, has selected MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL) as the foundation for its Mobile First initiatives. Arup employs 11,000 staff across 91 offices in 39 countries and has designed some of the most innovative structures in the world, including the Sydney Opera House and both the National Stadium (Bird's Nest) and Aquatics Center (Water Cube) for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. For Associate Principal and Regional IT Leader Clive Bortz, this means supporting a global mobility program that increases employee productivity using only existing IT staff.

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Empowering Engineers to Change the World
Arup's designers, planners, engineers, consultants, and technical specialists can do much more to make the world a better place when they're not tied down to desktop computers. Many of the firm's employees were using mobile devices to enhance their work activities, and connected to the firm's network through an ActiveSync gateway. But once the device count reached several thousand, the firm wanted to enable better management of these devices.

"We reviewed ten of the leading EMM vendors and selected MobileIron for its outstanding performance on a global scale and its superior alignment with our technical needs," said Bortz. "It was clear that MobileIron and its channel partner Esselar were the better choice for our Global Infrastructure team in the UK."

Mobile Apps Save Time, Boost Effectiveness
Arup's IT team encouraged employees to enroll their devices by highlighting a growing list of in-house productivity apps and the ability to support bring your own device (BYOD). The firm's mobile policies vary by region depending on employee needs. For example, in the Americas, many employees receive corporate-purchased mobile devices, but they can also enroll personal devices through the self-service portal. Similar policies support users in Europe. Meanwhile, employees in Asia can select their mobile devices from a company-approved list. MobileIron supports Arup in managing Android, iOS and Windows devices.

Arup is now seeing the advantages of developing and delivering a wide range of mobile apps. The firm uses MobileIron [email protected] to make internally developed apps readily available to employees in a branded app storefront.

"With MobileIron we are able to provide a consistent mobile experience for staff in all regions," continued Bortz. "We have given our engineers a way of making their applications available to our entire organization."

Many of the company's apps are designed for the iPad. For example, Arup's Projects on the Go app allows staff in East Asia to review a collection of the firm's most common projects and tap pictures to see descriptions of the services the firm can provide. A similar app called Arup World lets employees tap points on the globe to learn about important projects Arup has completed in each country.

About MobileIron
MobileIron provides the foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.

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