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TigerText Readies the Apple Watch for Secure Enterprise Texting

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TigerText Readies the Apple Watch for Secure Enterprise Texting

April 15, 2015
By Dominick Sorrentino

Two topic making headlines of late are smartwatches and cybersecurity. The former is the new face of wearable technology, and the latter is the bane of enterprise communications. What do they have in common? As of yesterday, April 14, the Apple (News - Alert) Watch.

TigerText, provider of real-time enterprise messaging, has announced the launch of a secure messaging app for Apple Watch that will help employees in various industries communicate hands free. Messages can now be received, previewed and read, and responded to using speech-to-text technology—essential given the tiny display dimensions of the Apple Watch.

As always, the concern with this new capability for enterprise texting is security, and as always, TigerText has a solution. All messages sent and

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received are encrypted and compliant, minimizing the risk of leaked information and breaches. With ‘bring-your-own-device’ and enterprise mobility showing no signs of going away, tools such as TigerText’s Apple Watch application are likely to see rapid, wide-spread deployment.

“TigerText already helps hundreds of thousands of people – doctors, lawyers, techies, entertainment giants, and more – send and receive information securely on their mobile devices,” said Brad Brooks (News - Alert), co-founder and CEO of TigerText. “With TigerText for the Apple Watch, users will now be able to access their messages even more quickly – within a matter of seconds – and with the added assurance that everything stays safe and within their control.”

Furthermore, pundits and studies assessing the value of wearables in the workplace forecast the proliferation of devices in enterprises, especially smartwatches, and especially in retail. The improved communication speed and efficiency afforded workers by TigerText for the Apple Watch and other applications like it are likely to be some of the tools steering shifts toward enterprise wearables.

Any solution that improves communication between workers can also improve productivity, and this typically yields better customer engagement. Enterprise texting achieves this, especially in fast-paced environments such as contact centers, and is therefore of extraordinary value to businesses. As more companies adopt enterprise texting, and as they coordinate SMS with smartwatches, the only gap to close will be security.

The future of application developers is only as secure as its enterprise texting solutions. By that logic, TigerText appears to be on the right path. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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