Analyst firm notes AirWatch offering trendsetting solutions for its education mobility platform
ATLANTA – Sept. 30, 2014 – AirWatch® by VMware®, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced today at EDUCAUSE 2014 that it has been awarded Frost & Sullivan’s Product Leadership Award for the Mobile Education Industry. Frost & Sullivan recognized AirWatch as the EMM provider that demonstrates excellence in areas such as reliability, product and service value, customer acquisition and growth potential for education customers.
Technology has become an integral part of school curriculums, and mobile learning is emerging as a powerful teaching tool that empowers schools to keep pace as technologies develop, learning models change and textbooks go digital. According to Frost & Sullivan, mobile education tools must be adaptable, compliant, secure and easy for educators to manage. Frost & Sullivan’s independent analysis shows that AirWatch is addressing these challenges with its comprehensive education mobility management platform bolstered by its unique and innovative AirWatch Teacher Tools™.
“Educator needs vary greatly when it comes to mobile education requirements, and AirWatch by VMware addresses this by offering education solutions that are adaptable, affordable and heterogeneous,” said Jennifer Knox, Frost & Sullivan. “AirWatch offers comprehensive mobile device management in the classroom from K-12 to higher education institutions, while empowering educators through an integrated solution that spans multiple mobile platforms and operating systems.”
The AirWatch education mobility platform is comprehensive and provides educational institutions with the flexibility and scalability to support the mobile initiatives and needs for K-12 and higher education. With AirWatch Teacher Tools, K-12 IT departments will experience ease of management, while also allowing administrators and teachers to assume enough control over mobile devices to protect student privacy and minimize potential distractions to keep students on task. AirWatch Teacher Tools is unique and dynamic because it adapts to the varied needs of educators in K-12. AirWatch also supports the mobile initiatives of higher education through offering a bring your own device (BYOD) model, allowing students in higher education to use their own devices for courses or access to information without compromising BYOD user privacy. AirWatch also supports university-deployed device scenarios, providing IT with the full enterprise mobility management suite including applications, data usage and content. The level of management by educators is adjustable based on need, offering a unique and customizable solution for educators’ needs.
“This recognition by Frost & Sullivan further solidifies AirWatch as a leader in the education space and validates our goal to simplify mobility by providing the education market with leading solutions that are secure, customizable and simple to use,” said Preston Winn, director of business development for education, AirWatch by VMware. “We are focused on providing comprehensive customer and partner support to accelerate mobile adoption in the education space.”
To learn more about AirWatch for education, visit http://www.air-watch.com/solutions/education.
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