Press Release: April 18, 2012

HP Enables Telecoms to Deploy and Manage Mobile Applications for Business Customers

Enterprise “app store” is heart of mobility platform

LONDON. -- HP today announced a mobility platform for communications service providers (CSPs) that enables them to help enterprise customers increase productivity by supporting employee use of smartphones and tablets.

The HP Enterprise Mobility platform enables enterprises to provide internal mobile applications (apps) to employees so they can access company data quickly, easily and securely on their personal mobile devices.

The core components of the HP Enterprise Mobility platform are:

  • HP Enterprise Mobile App Store enables CSPs to help enterprises create, certify, distribute and manage "mobilized" versions of company apps for employees. Hosted at the CSP site and managed for the enterprise, the HP Enterprise Mobile App Store provides employees an easy-to-use portal for downloading apps.
    • Multichannel capability supports personalized employee access, regardless of device. Employees can easily browse for apps. Multiple languages are supported to enable regional app stores.
    • Multicatalog management enables enterprises to offer apps to different kinds of users by structuring access based on employee location, job type or other criteria.
    • Application life cycle management enables enterprises to refresh apps for all device types, track usage, and decommission apps at end of life.
    • Integrated mobile device testing ensures that apps perform properly across device types and in varied usage scenarios.

  • HP Enterprise Mobility Gateway enables CSPs to help enterprise employees access the right enterprise data at the right time by connecting mobile applications with an enterprise's back-end systems. Available on the customer premises and as a service from the CSP, the gateway enables developers to create data-rich apps that run effectively even when bandwidth is limited.
    • High-performance access is enabled with server- and client-side caching, smart browsing, and offline viewing of large data sets.
    • Secure exposure of back-end systems and data to mobile applications is enabled by user authentication and authorization.
    • Lifecycle management of programming interfaces of back-end systems is facilitated with usage and reporting tools.
    • Composite service development enables mobile apps to access and combine data from multiple back-end systems to create aggregated, high-value information for mobile users.

"Service providers are at a point where they need an enterprise service delivery platform, not just a telco service delivery platform," said Glen Ragoonanan, lead analyst, Infrastructure Solutions and SDP Strategies, Analysys Mason. "It makes sense to work with a partner like HP that has both telco and IT heritage and can bring the two worlds together."

Based on the widely deployed HP Service Delivery Platform (SDP), the HP Enterprise Mobility platform features a flexible service-oriented architecture. CSPs can adapt the core HP components to suit specific, complex needs, and they can integrate other HP and third-party solutions to further enhance functionality.

"CSPs must invent new business models to win in a 4G world," said David Sliter, vice president and general manager, Communications, Media and Entertainment, HP Enterprise Services. "HP's offering enables CSPs to generate new revenue by helping enterprises tap the productivity potential of smartphones and tablets used by employees."

In addition to offering mobility services to enterprises, CSPs can use the HP platform to manage mobility services for their own employees, including the development and distribution of new apps.

Designed for CSPs to offer to their enterprise clients, the HP Enterprise Mobility platform also will be sold directly to enterprises by HP, as an on-premises solution.

The HP Enterprise Mobility platform complements previously announced offerings in the HP Mobile Application Services portfolio.

More information about the HP Enterprise Mobility platform is available at www.hp.com/go/emp.

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