SA start-up seals global mo­bil­ity man­age­ment deal

African Times - - Business - AKANI CHAUKE

A South African in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy startup has en­tered into a his­toric agree­ment with a United States-listed soft­ware firm for the de­ploy­ment of so­lu­tions for en­ter­prise mo­bil­ity man­age­ment (EMM).

Based in Johannesburg, Mo­bil­ity Re­nais­sance has sealed a part­ner­ship with Mo­bileIron Inc, head­quar­tered in Moun­tain View, Cal­i­for­nia. As of June 2015, Mo­bileIron held about 9,2 per­cent of the­global EMM mar­ket share.

Kennedy Jubane and Man­qoba Ndlovu, two pro­fes­sion­als with a pas­sion for cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy, co-founded Mo­bil­ity Re­nais­sance, which de­vel­ops mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions for per­sonal and business use.

Through a part­ner­ship with the Gart­ner leader Mo­bileIron, the com­pany pro­vides busi­nesses with an EMM plat­form for se­cur­ing en­ter­prise data and mo­bile de­vices.

This gives fea­si­bil­ity of all or­gan­i­sa­tion mo­bile de­vices, en­ables or­gan­i­sa­tions’ con­trol over the use of a device, gives an or­gan­i­sa­tion the power to de­ploy cor­po­rate data in­stantly from a cen­tral point to over 2 000 de­vices as well as en­abling em­ploy­ees to sep­a­rate per­sonal and work pro­files on their per­sonal de­vices.

Mo­bil­ity Re­nais­sance boasts a hub that uses cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy to

in­no­vate and cre­ate pack­aged so­lu­tions that ad­dress day-to-day so­ci­etal chal­lenges.

Ex­am­ples of so­lu­tions in progress in this hub are BagIt, a fi­nan­cial tech­nol­ogy mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion that en­ables con­sumers to vir­tu­ally bag their re­ceipts at the Point of Sale.

There is also Prox­im­ity Mar­ket­ing - a lo­cal­ized wire­less dis­tri­bu­tion of ad­ver­tis­ing con­tent as­so­ci­ated with a par­tic­u­lar place.

This tech­nol­ogy makes use of Blue­tooth Low En­ergy tech­nol­ogy (BLE) to con­nect con­sumers on their mo­bile phones.

“We have a team of well ex­pe­ri­enced Business An­a­lysts and Ar­chi­tects that con­sult with busi­nesses to bet­ter un­der­stand their prob­lems and help plot a roadmap to solve these us­ing Mo­bile First and Agile prin­ci­ples,” Jubane, the Mar­ket­ing Di­rec­tor ex­plained.

Im­ple­men­ta­tion is then de­liv­ered by Mo­bil­ity Re­nais­sance’s team of devel­op­ers, with cus­tomer play­backs in be­tween.

“We have so­lu­tions for busi­nesses but are cur­rently strug­gling with the “match­mak­ing” to find the suitable busi­nesses that are in­ter­ested in our so­lu­tions,” Jubane said.

He was pos­i­tive of the com­pany’s progress fol­low­ing the emer­gence of SpliceWorks, a space where tech en­trepreneurs can find the help they need to turn ideas into busi­nesses, and busi­nesses into mar­ket lead­ers.

“As we were look­ing for such net­works, we came across SpliceWorks. We be­lieve that to­gether Mo­bil­ity Re­nais­sance and Spliceworks can make magic,” Jubane said. – CAJ News

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