JLT, one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits has partnered with Good Technology to mobilise it’s workforce.
Seeking a way to modernise productivity tools for its global workforce by enabling employees to work on the mobile devices of their choice, with approximately 9,500 employees worldwide, the company opted for Good Technology.
Due to strict regulations and compliance concerns, the company had previously only offered approved BlackBerry phones for mobile workers. To retrieve, edit and share documents, vital features for executives, sales representatives and other frequently-mobile employees, IT was required to issue heavily encrypted laptops. The new team began to explore solutions that would eliminate that need as well as allow employees to use personal devices to be more productive.
JLT found its answer in the Good Mobility Suite of mobile solutions that simplify access to email, calendar, contacts, tasks, instant messaging, browsing and document sharing. Good Mobility Suite also includes unlimited licenses for customers to internally deploy their custom-developed Good-secured apps built on the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform.
Chris Hunter, group service delivery director for JLT, said: “In the past, IT had to deny requests from mobile employees who wanted to use their own devices because of security concerns.
“We liked Good’s approach of securing data, not devices, and its long history with the U.S. federal government reassured us that it would meet our strict security requirements. Good Mobility Suite has become a critical business tool for our increasingly mobile workforce.”
“When it comes to implementing successful BYOD programs and policies, the end goal is to enhance productivity while maintaining or even augmenting the security of data,” said Phil Barnett, vice president of EMEA at Good Technology. “Good enables some of the most regulated organisations in the world to find that sweet spot where workers can use the devices they want to do their jobs while IT maintains control over corporate data being accessed, manipulated and used on a broad range of smartphones and tablets.”
Now that JLT has solved its BYOD concerns, the company is focused on further extending secure mobile productivity capabilities to its employees by developing custom apps on the Good Dynamics Platform. Good-secured apps being considered for development would permit employees to accept contracts with one click, or to file contracts directly to the document management system instead of emailing them to an outsourced partner. Enabling a Good-secured mobile workflow will speed up contract processing, lower costs and reduce errors.