Last month founding member VMware formally kicked off ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise), a new program for standard Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). We showcased Lua as a mobile messaging partner for the ACE solution at VMWare’s Business Mobility Summit on June 16th; allowing Lua to make an impact on the next phase of mobility that is offered with ACE. We are thrilled about our partnership with ACE, and the mobility summit highlighted some of the reasons that enterprise mobility is continuing to evolve, improve, and specialize.
ACE's Impact On Enterprise Mobility
ACE is a unique program allowing for standardized application development for the enterprise. As BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiatives have continued to expand across businesses of all verticals, EMM vendors have enabled businesses to securely access mobile enterprise applications to increase productivity and efficiency for all workers, wherever their employees fall on the mobility spectrum. With the development of ACE, enterprise administrators will have access to a larger variety of secured, enterprise ready applications to keep their employees productive.
As businesses need to stay relevant and more progressive, one of their major internal goals needs to be business mobility. As VMware noted in the mobility summit: for overall business mobility to occur, first individual productivity-followed by team productivity- must be achieved.
Interestingly, when they surveyed the enterprise on their success at each phase of the mobility journey, they found that although 85% feel they are achieving individual productivity, only 17% feel they have experienced the transformation to full business mobility. So what is standing in the way? For many IT departments there are still 3 main obstacles: security, management, and data protection.
By joining ACE, enterprise administrators will have the opportunity to add Lua to their collection of managed applications. Administrators can now choose to push the Lua app to all of their managed devices, providing all types of employees with the ability to securely message their coworkers, enhancing both efficiency and productivity at the individual, team, and overall business level.
When administrators push the Lua app that is configured with ACE to all of their employees devices, first time set up is simple: all of the server settings are already pre-populated. Employees can then keep the secured app on their dock for easy, instant messaging access to their entire team.
You can read more about the entire ACE program and ecosystem of applications here, and about Lua's involvement here. If you would like to learn more about how to take advantage of Lua's participation in ACE, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started, or check out the ACE website for more information.
Why join ACE?
Lua was excited to be chosen to join ACE, because now we are a part of a new phase of enterprise mobility. By utilizing the latest APIs available from leading operating system platforms Android and Apple iOS, ACE eliminates scalability issues associated with SDKs and App Wrapping technology. ACE also standardizes app configuration and security management for EMM platforms, making it easy to manage applications developed using ACE documentation while ensuring a seamless experience for end users.
How can Lua improve an employee’s secured virtual workspace?
Every enterprise has different needs and processes then the next one, which is why Lua is excited to be apart of the ecosystem of diverse, enterprise ready, and secure applications available with ACE. The shift toward specialized business applications is helping employees get certain tasks done faster, but many still rely on their email application to communicate with their coworkers about a project, a sale, or anything in between. With Lua, employees will be able to securely message each other (individually or in groups) in real-time to ask questions, share files, and accomplish tasks.
How can Lua be managed by administrators?
Because ACE provides a scalable, standardized application environment, end users have access to a native app experience on both iOS and Android platforms. Administrators will have access to all Lua features (i.e. file sharing), but they also will have the ability to modify - allow or restrict - the specific features they want available to their employees.