Emirates Standardizes on iPass Enterprise Mobility Services
Airline simplifies connectivity for its mobile workers and enables IT department to control mobility costs with master connection manager
LONDON— March 17, 2010 — iPass® Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) today announced that Emirates Airline has standardized on iPass enterprise mobility services for simple, and secure access to critical data for its 1,400 “non-flying” mobile employees. iPass enterprise mobility services significantly reduce connectivity costs, deliver increased visibility on mobile usage, and provide comprehensive mobility management.
Whether Emirates employees are traveling internationally or within the United Arab Emirates, the travel and tourism conglomerate is deploying iPass as the master connection manager across its mobile employee devices, and gaining tighter control over mobility and the associated costs. Emirates is also offering its mobile employees access to the iPass Mobile Network, with more than 140,000 hotspots in 79 countries. Instead of employees running up sizeable expense claims for Wi-Fi subscriptions and 3G roaming charges, the iPass Mobile Network provides IT with insight into mobile usage, and the ability to take action on that insight.
“iPass offers the only solution on the market that really addressed our need for simplicity and security at the end-user level combined with centralised visibility and management of mobility costs,” said Sean Kelly, technical manager, Emirates. “iPass now provides our master connection manager and is used to logon to our campus Wi-Fi as well as the wider iPass Mobile Network. The whole connection process is very simple and transparent and our mobile employees really appreciate this ease of use. They know that if they need to get connected, iPass can be relied upon.”
Headquartered in Dubai but with operations across the globe, Emirates is one of the most influential travel and tourism conglomerates. Formed in 1985 with just two aircraft, Emirates now operates a fleet of over 140 aircraft flying to more than 100 destinations in 60 countries. Some 700 Emirates flights depart Dubai each week which accounts for nearly 40 per cent of all flight movements in and out of Dubai International Airport. The Emirates group also includes an award winning international cargo division, a destination management and leisure division, an international ground-handling division and an airline IT development group.
About iPass Inc.
Founded in 1996 iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) is a leading provider of enterprise mobility services with 3,500 customers, including more than 370 of the Forbes Global 2000. The company’s mission is to be the voice of the enterprise in the mobility market by providing services that simply, smartly and openly facilitate access from any device on any network, while providing the visibility and control necessary to support the demands of the enterprise customer. For more information, visit www.iPass.com or follow iPass on Twitter at www.twitter.com/iPass.
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