| 13 November 2013Moscow, Russia and Barendrecht, The Netherlands: VeliQ, the innovative company responsible for the only true enterprise mobility Platform as a Service (mPaaS™) solution, VimpelCom Ltd. (Nasdaq: VIP) and SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) have announced a commercial partnership wherein VimpelCom will offer VeliQ’s mobility Platform as a Service (mPaaS™) solution to more than 260,000 companies in Russia. The service was launched on 1 November 2013, and will be operated through VimpelCom’s own Data Center in Moscow.“VimpelCom is proud to be the first to pave the way for MDM services in Russia,” added Andrey Patoka, Executive Vice-President and the Head of VimpelCom Russia’s B2B Unit. “We believe that there will be great demand for this solution on the B2B market. The penetration of smartphones and tablets on the Russian market is growing rapidly, and this raises the risk of corporate information losses.
MDM is the easiest way for corporate clients to manage their mobile devices and security.”Leveraging SAP’s industry-leading Afaria© mobile device management engine, VeliQ’s mPaaS solution provides users with a highly scalable, multi-tenant, SaaS-based solution for mobile device management, application management, content management and security.
VeliQ’s mPaaS solution incorporates the means to integrate corporate back end systems such as Active Directory or enterprise data to provide complete mobility enablement all in one unified console.“Companies across the globe are increasingly shifting towards mobility and cloud services,” explains Alex Bausch, founder and CEO of VeliQ.
“Employees are bringing their own devices and IT departments are being confronted with a plethora of devices, operating systems and applications, forcing organizations to start using solutions that are user-friendly, that can be quickly deployed, and that can manage and secure all of these mobile devices, applications and content.”
This newly-announced cooperation between VeliQ, VimpelCom and SAP is a prime example of an ecosystem approach and will allow their customers to use the most complete, best-of-breed mobile technologies in a scalable SaaS model.