XO Communications says XO WorkTime mobility solution extends the business customer’s XO VoIP, Hosted PBX or SIP trunking service to the employee’s personal smartphone, providing enterprise IT managers the flexibility to implement mobility initiatives with their BYOD strategies.
In addition to reducing costs and eliminating the need to provide company mobile phones, XO WorkTime enforces persona boundaries, maintaining separation between work and personal identities on smartphones, ensuring employees’ personal phone numbers, applications and information remain private.
Gartner says by 2017 half of employers will require employees to supply their own device for work purposes. Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies are the most radical change to the economics and the culture of client computing in business in decades. The benefits include creating new mobile workforce opportunities, increasing employee satisfaction, and reducing or avoiding costs.
“XO WorkTime helps organizational leaders expand their mobility options by leveraging the proliferation of smartphones in the workplace while also protecting data and applications and enforcing enterprise security policies,” said Jake Heinz, vice president of marketing for XO Communications.
XO WorkTime functions by using the smartphone’s data network or WiFi connection to transmit communications. With XO WorkTime, businesses no longer need separate service plans for office phones and mobile phones as business calls are centrally managed and summarized on a single invoice no matter which device originates or terminates the communication.
Encrypted mobile device management, mobile application management and application passwords also help organizations enforce just the right levels of BYOD behaviors and deactivation of the service when necessary. Finally, enterprises enjoy free, unlimited calling between offices, regardless of device used since XO WorkTime leverages the high-capacity XO nationwide network.