SOTI Sync: The power of remote control

The annual SOTI Sync event was a great way to catch up with the latest thinking in terms of enterprise mobility management. Sam Fenwick has the details

SOTI’s annual event, which focuses on the company’s and its partners’ recent efforts in the world of enterprise mobility management (EMM), took place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, a few dozen metres from Niagara Falls, making for a spectacular and unusual setting. Much of the two-day programme was given to updating customers on the latest improvements made to SOTI’s products, such as the introduction of SOTI MobiControl support for Linux, which will allow IT departments to remotely manage Linux-based devices and automate or schedule OS and app updates to patch vulnerabilities. However, rather than repeat much of the content from my interview with SOTI’s CEO, Carl Rodrigues, this article focuses on the presentations given by SOTI’s partners and customers.

David Still, managing director, Android Enterprise at Google, said it had recently launched a zero-touch over-the-air (OTA) enrolment process, with SOTI being one of its launch partners. This allows companies to configure Android devices and have them shipped with pre-configured management and settings, so employees can get up and running out of the box. He highlighted the ability to curate company-specific versions of Google Play (to restrict the apps that can be installed on corporate devices).

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