Thursday, January 26, 2012

@hand Establishes a World-Class Partner Ecosystem to Accelerate Market Share

@hand Announces the Strategic Build Out of a World-Class Partner Ecosystem to Accelerate Market Share in the U.S. and International Regions

AUSTIN, Texas – January 26, 2012 - @hand, a leading provider of enterprise mobility software solutions, announces the development and strategic build-out of a world-class partner ecosystem to accelerate global market share. Based on the early success and momentum of the program, @hand will continue to drive towards wider market acceptance and adoption of the partner program.

“Partners have been and will continue to be an integral part of @hand’s continuing success in the enterprise mobility market,” said Rob Beauchamp, Vice President of Field Operations. “With our strengths in solution delivery, training and support, we’ve established a partner program designed to enable and improve our partners’ success in establishing their own mobile practice around the @hand platform.”

The @hand Partner Ecosystem encompasses four significant areas of channel development including system integrators, resellers, OEM partners and referral partners. @hand has established the critical pillars of success for the Partner Ecosystem including the development of a partner marketing kit, comprehensive and scalable training program, training materials and a support infrastructure for partners. Training courses have been designed with the independent success of the partners in mind. The training curriculum for partners has been expanded to include a Fundamentals for Mobility Applications track and a Developers track for partners to learn how to leverage, creatively develop and market their own mobile applications on the @hand platform.

An important component to the Partner Ecosystem is a tailored approach to enable every role at a partner company to achieve a high level of success through active participation in the program. Future elements of the partner enablement program will include assigned account managers and customized training programs as well as self-serve, self paced training modules.

To find out more about the Partner program, contact partners@hand.com.

About @hand
@hand provides enterprise customers with field mobility software for mission-critical work processes, including Enterprise Asset Management, Field Service Management and Supply Chain Management. Connecting mobile workers with core business systems, the @hand Field Mobility System (FMS) provides intuitive mobile applications that deliver powerful data collection and work processing functions, both online and offline. With support for a wide variety of industry-standard mobile devices, @hand specializes in delivering mobile solutions with the highest levels of reliability, flexibility and security. To learn more, visit www.hand.com.

Friday, January 20, 2012

@hand Holds 1st Analyst Briefing of 2012

On January 17, @hand held the company's first analyst briefing of 2012. In the briefing, @hand offered an update regarding corporate developments and market activities, as well as insight into the product roadmap and planned go-to-market initiatives for 2012. If you cover the mobility market and have an interest in this briefing, please contact @hand for more information.
Friday, January 20, 2012

Mobile Trend #3 - Expanding User Populations

Many organizations have initiated mobile initiatives with production pilots or small-scale rollouts. 2012 brings an opportunity to broaden these deployments and leverage the successes and lessons learned across the enterprise. Because of the large and diverse nature of the constituents, enterprise mobility solutions offer the advantages of the "network effect," which dictates that the value of the network (and solutions that power it) should increase exponentially as the network of users grow. As this expansion occurs, mobile users will increasingly rely on the functions and information available to them through mobile devices, and management will increasingly rely on the enhanced quality of data in central business systems.
Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 Mobile Trend #2 - Multiple Mobile Vendors

For over a decade, some voices in the mobility market have longed for the emergence of a single mobile vendor that could empower "all things mobile" for an enterprise buyer. Now with a more evolved vendor ecosystem and more experienced buyers, there is widespread recognition that this is a false promise. Similar to the web-based application market, the volume and variety of requirements is too massive for a single vendor to possibly tackle them all with high levels of proficiency. In 2012, we expect organizations, especially the largest ones, to incorporate within their mobility strategy a small set of mobile technology providers, each with distinct strengths and focus areas.
Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012 Mobile Trend #1 - The Mobile Strategy Requirement

Organizational buyers increasingly recognize that successful and strategic mobile solutions rarely result from internal "science projects" or bolt-on products from back-end system vendors. On the contrary, enterprise mobility solutions require long term planning, cross-functional analysis, and dedicated internal teams to guide vendor selection, implementation, and support. Expect this trend to continue in 2012.

Check back with the @hand blog this month as we continue to analyze top mobile trends for 2012.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A New Year and New Mobile Opportunities

With each new year, we are faced with new opportunities for growth, evolution, and improvement. @hand expects 2012 to be a particularly exciting year for the enterprise mobility market and for @hand as a company. For the market, as enterprise mobility continues its steady push into the mainstream adoption phase, we should continue to see more organizations advance their mobile strategies with a scale and intensity unprecedented in this market.

For @hand as a company, we recognize the role that we can serve in the enterprise mobility market as a high-value solution provider and trusted advisor. Consequently, look for @hand to match the growth and maturation of the market as we expand our team, our market presence, and our product portfolio.

As a kick-off to the new year, we are going to examine a few of the trending themes in mobility for 2012.  Stay tuned for the first trend in the next blog post.

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