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Grupo BBVA bank deploying iPads and iPhones to employees with apps, MDM

posted Apr 23, 2012, 2:02 PM by Eric Lai
"iPad and iPhone enable BBVA’s management staff to make business decisions and solve problems faster and more efficiently. Even when a manager is traveling or in a meeting, he or she can quickly authorize expenses or respond to urgent requests. “With these devices, processes that once took weeks now take hours,” Uguina says. “We also use MicroStrategy Mobile for internal management of the bank’s dashboards and numbers,” says Uguina. “Instead of bringing printouts or PowerPoint presentations to meetings like we used to, now we do it automatically in real time, directly from the bank systems.”And with the application Tango Video Calls for videoconferencing, it’s easy to have face-to-face meetings with remote colleagues. “All our executives are now iPad fanatics,” Panadero notes. “Not just for work, and access to all their information, but as an audiovisual communication device.”Total Financial SecurityOut of the box, iPhone and iPad deliver the premium-grade security that BBVA requires for mobile workflows. The company also uses both MobileIron and Afaria for mobile device management (MDM) to authorize and manage its thousands of devices.“We need to have maximum security,” says Uguina, “and iPhone and iPad have passed all the tests. And if someone loses the device, we can delete the information remotely.”