Mimecast, a provider of email hosting and management for Microsoft Exchange, has enhanced its mobile services portfolio for Windows Phone (News - Alert) and Android devices.
With this expansion, Mimecast becomes the first and only email management vendor to offer archive search apps for all major smartphone platforms, as well as Windows Phone, iPhone (News - Alert), BlackBerry and Android.
With email hosting becoming one of the most popular applications on smartphones, the ability to access the full email archive on-the-go has the potential to help users make better decisions and improve productivity.
Barry Gill, enterprise consultant, Mimecast said in a press release, "Users don't just want to be able to work from any location; they now expect all of their data to be accessible at all times and on a device of their choosing.”
“With up to 80 percent of corporate IP stored within the email archive, the limitations on traditional smartphone email applications can significantly restrict productivity with users suddenly cut off from a huge amount of their data when they leave the office," Gill added.
The company provides cloud-based email archiving, continuity and security for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.
"The bring your own device phenomenon is becoming pervasive in the enterprise, and IT is increasingly under pressure to not only support users' chosen devices, but to provide enterprise-grade applications to support mobile working," added Sheila Childs, research director at Gartner's (News - Alert) Storage Strategies and Technologies group.
The new apps now available offer users uninterrupted access to their sent and received email messages from their Windows Phone or Android devices. The email hosting provider also allows BlackBerry (News - Alert) users to enjoy a fully integrated email continuity service that keeps email working even when Exchange, BES or associated network infrastructure is unavailable.
Edited by Jamie Epstein