HP and Microsoft Deliver Enterprise-Grade Services for Mobile Customers

HP announced today that it has added Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to its portfolio of mobility solutions, creating one of the industries' first sets of end-to-end, enterprise-grade services for the Microsoft ecosystem.

With full HP service accountability, this Microsoft ecosystem will help transform enterprises, to allow users to work seamlessly across mobile devices and PCs, while enabling IT to manage the user environment and data security at user level, rather than device level.

Building on the recent agreement with Microsoft to offer Office 365 and HP service delivery as one comprehensive enterprise solution, HP is now adding EMS to its Microsoft range offering, to improve productivity and help reduce risk, complexity and costs while accelerating the convergence of mobile and desktop management for businesses.

Adding service delivery for EMS to HP's Microsoft ecosystem offerings will introduce a common management platform across multiple operating systems and devices, and using a common identity providescapabilities such as single sign-on to apps, self-service password reset and rights management.

"When deploying mobility and workplace solutions in the enterprise, our customers want a simplified, consumer-grade experience that empowers employees to be more productive anytime, anywhere on any device they choose," said Mike Nefkens, Executive Vice President, HP Enterprise Services. "Implementing EMS into an existing Office 365 environment allows customers to realise the full potential of both solutions, while providing a lower cost on-ramp for Windows 10 upgrades in the future."

Microsoft EMS enables enterprises to keep their users productive on their preferred apps and devices, while helping keep corporate data secure. EMS unties leading identity and access management capabilities, including multi-factor-authentication, alongside PC and mobile device management, which delivers unique managed productivity capabilities for the Office mobile apps, in addition to file-level data protection.

"HP's position as a preferred partner, combined with our 30 year relationship, provides a strong foundation to help enterprise IT embrace our mobile-first, cloud-first world," said Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group. "By adding EMS to HP's offering, we'll provide a simple and natural extension of the benefits already experienced by over 6million devices currently managed by System Center Configuration Manager and HP Managed Desktop."