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How It All Started
Mobile devices nowadays have become ubiquitous. Every enterprise is trying to reap benefits out of the mobile devices to mobilize their business process. A massive number of devices of different types and form factors are being deployed by companies for solving real-world business problems. And With the adoption of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), businesses are offering their employees freedom to use their mobile devices for both personal as well as official use. Though this flexibility to combine business and personal devices, proving devices to mobile workforce is considered progressive for businesses, it also makes them vulnerable to a host of security threats and other risks.
Two brilliant minds, Onkar and Prakashpreempt the gaps around the security, monitoring, and management of these devices running on different operating systems. To fill that void and with a mission to design and develop a highly modular yet cost-effective mobility solution to the problem, the duo established 42Gears Mobility Systems.
42Gears offers Enterprise Mobility Management, BYOD & Secure Email solutions. Over the last few years, 42Gears have built multiple software products and is proud of the fact that over 7000+ companies in 107 countries around the world use its services for secure and efficient deployment of mobile applications on wide variety of devices.
Today, 42Gears Mobility Systems is one of the leaders of Enterprise Mobility Management Provider.
A Typical BYOD Project Roll-Out
A BYOD solution requires considerable support from OS platform to make it secure and robust. 42Gears support Google Android Enterprise and Apple Device Enrollment Program. 42Gears flagship product SureMDM provides a flexible and effective solution to enable employee personal phones for work and counter security risks that come with it.
It not only enables admins to create secure work container by separating business and personal apps but also restricts functions like copy, pasting to and from work apps, opening a corporate attachment, files, and links in personal apps and browsers.
42Gears BYOD solution offer out-of-box features like Enterprise App Store which allows admins to select and approve enterprise apps for employees. Admin can customize app permissions also when an employee leaves the company, admin can just wipe work container, deleting all apps and data within, leaving personal apps and data untouched.
42Gears offers BYOD solution for Android, iOS and Windows devices.
The Success Chime
No company has reached the heights of success without overcoming any hurdle. The struggle has a vital role to play in every company’s history. There is no success sans struggle.
Just like every other company, 42Gears also faced hurdles during its initial days.
Organizations looking at BYOD from a cost-saving perspective — while underscoring the advantages of agility and productivity — find it hard to adopt BYOD at full scale
The company has always aligned itself to the roadmap of offering the cutting-edge solution for managing BYOD and Company Owned devices. Taking advantage of new features in the newer operating systems is one challenge, but an equally important challenge is to ensure backward compatibility.
The most innovative companies in the world are the best at creating products that meet the customer's’ needs and exceed the expectations. BYOD is seeing a standardized policy-based approach, as opposed to an informal approach adopted by enterprises earlier. But It’s challenging when organizations look at BYOD from a cost-saving perspective, while underscoring the advantages of agility and productivity and find it hard to adopt BYOD at full scale. 42Gearshas helped several organizations realizing the better ROI, by helping them move beyond securing email to secure business enablement using mobile apps.
The company immensely value its customer’s feedback and it helps the company in figuring out the strengths and weaknesses, and also helps provides actionable insight to create a better customer experience.
Today, the products of 42Gears are used across several industry verticals. The company has overcome every single hurdle that stood on its way andis now one of the strong competitors in the industry.
Crafting the Future Roadmap
Technology is changing. 42Gears is constantly upgrading its products and services and is keeping the pace with these changes.
BYOD follows the trend of consumerization and as this continues, it will extend well-beyond simple device ownership. Employees will bring an entire environment with them — from applications and services, to personal networks and collaborative workspace and 42Gears roadmap is aligned to ‘give power to people’.
The company has been working to enabling management of connected devices (IoT). Taking advantage of machine learning, 42Gears have also introduced “DeepThought”; world’s first AI-powered Virtual Assistance Chatbot for mobility management.
42Gears is the first EMM vendor to support management of Android Wearable and Linux operating system. It is moving towards offering Unified Endpoint Management through its EMM solution and will be adding support for Smart Glasses and other IoT platforms in the coming months.
Also, the company is building tools aimed at enhancing the productivity of high-performance teams. One such tool enables secure sharing and management of contacts across the organization. Users can easily locate a contact with a few taps or just with a voice command.
Knowing the Key Executives
Onkar Singh is the Founder & CEO of 42Gears Mobility Systems. Onkar has two decades of experience in building leading products for enterprise mobility market. He is a computer science and engineering graduate from National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar.
Prakash Gupta is the Co-Founder & CTO of 42Gears Mobility Systems. He is responsible for all technology and product development at 42Gears. With over 12 years of experience, Prakash was involved in building market-leading mobile computing solutions at Motorola.
Abhay Koranne manages business development, strategy, customer and partner relationships at 42Gears. He has close to two decades of IT experience at Infosys, IGATE and Collabera for setting up businesses around Mobility, Analytics and Big Data.
Ashok Poojari oversees overall finance function, taxation and compliance at 42Gears. He has over 13 years of professional experience in the finance domain and is also an Associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
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