This week, as the tech world closely watches what mobile innovations will emerge from the 2015 CES, AT&T is serving up some much needed new bring-your-own-device (BYOD) options for businesses.
“With the AT&T Work Platform, businesses can add AT&T data, voice and messaging services to a variety of mobile enterprise management solutions – all while keeping employee and company service bills separate,” the company announced.
To make it happen, MobileIron, AirWatch by VMware, and Good Technology are all teaming up with AT&T to extend this capability.
“These leading providers of mobile enterprise management solutions will be able to offer AT&T data, voice and messaging services directly to their customers,” AT&T says. “With the AT&T Work Platform, employers will have ability to pay for work-related usage on an employee’s personal device, without the need to supply employer-owned devices.”
According to AT&T, 50% of enterprises say they intend to move exclusively to BYOD for smartphones in 2017, eliminating their employer-supplied option.
“Implementing a BYOD approach gives employees more choice and flexibility, which in turn spurs productivity,” the carrier says.