Google is welcoming the leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) providers to its Android Enterprise Recommended program, so that enterprises can confidently choose the Android enterprise devices and services.
The Android Enterprise Recommended program was launched in February last year. Google validates the Android devices and services on the basis of a set of specifications for hardware, deployment, security updates, and user experience. If the devices and services built by vendors meet these requirements, Google lists them under the program.
After validation, these devices and services are recommended by Google to enterprises. The aim of this program is to help enterprises find the devices and services that met necessary enterprise needs.
Android Enterprise Recommended program for Enterprise Mobility Management will include BlackBerry, Google Cloud, I3 Systems, IBM, Microsoft, MobileIron, Softbank, SOTI, and VMware.
“Since we’ve collaborated closely with EMM partners over the years, we understand what it takes to demonstrate excellence in this area. With this program, we’re recognizing partners who provide the most comprehensive technical solutions and have knowledgeable teams focused on modern Android security and management,” wrote Will Ro, Head of Android Enterprise Partnerships, Management and Security, in a blog post.
Android Enterprise Recommended EMMs will enable experience across multiple Android Enterprise management sets, and provide advanced security and management feature. The program will also demonstrate documentation and guides that comes with best practices for Android Enterprise set-up and configuration.
Google will provide training to vendors across sales, technical pre-sales and deployment support.
With this program, Google is raising the bar of excellence, so that enterprises globally can get the best equipped devices and applications for Android.