RingCentral Enables Secure, Enterprise-Grade BYOD Mobility with New, Enhanced Features
New Mobile, "Presence" Capability and Advanced Admin Tools Put Seamless, Integrated Business Communication in the Palm of Your Hand
Maidenhead, UK – April 28, 2014 – RingCentral UK Ltd., a leading provider of cloud-based business communications solutions and subsidiary of RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), today launched the latest update to its mobile-centric, device-agnostic phone solution RingCentral Office. The new release includes: a re-designed mobile app interface, which will enable workers to efficiently embrace BYOD (Bring Your Own Device); new “Presence” features to show colleagues’ real-time status on phone availability; and a number of administrative enhancements for ease of management, security and efficiency.
The market for BYOD is expected to reach US$ 238 billion by 2020 according to Grand View Research. However, security is a concern for companies as more employees bring their own devices into the workplace. Dell claims for the UK, that 71% rank increased use of mobile devices as a top security concern in the next five years. The latest release of RingCentral Office addresses the BYOD security issue.
“Providing maximum mobility and robust support for BYOD environments with a single business identity is a core focus of RingCentral’s cloud solution. The RingCentral mobile app allows employees to make their fixed business identity mobile, which enables a dual persona on the user’s mobile device, to ensure the employee can use their mobile device for personal use, and also benefit from the business phone service and data on the RingCentral app,” said Lars Ronning, General Manager, EMEA of RingCentral.
This newest release kicks it up a notch with a new visual-intuitive interface, plus enterprise-grade management features, that make administrating employee-owned devices simpler and more secure.”
More Powerful Mobile Capabilities
Offering a single business number for integrated voice and fax, the new RingCentral app features an updated interface. It’s simple, easy to use and provides a consistent user experience across the cloud, the PC, and mobile apps. The new RingCentral app also gives administrators the ability to partition business and personal call logs separately for easy call tracking and phone expense control.
Enterprise-grade Security & Administrative Tools
The updated platform gives IT/phone administrators the ability to set up, configure and delete user accounts from the RingCentral iOS and Android mobile app. Administrators can easily view call logs and other usage stats for all users on the system, which provides insight into efficiencies, activities and resource allocation. By extending corporate control to BYOD devices, administrators can maintain access to the company’s directory, to instantly prevent data breaches in the event a device is lost or stolen, or if an employee leaves the company.
Eliminate Phone Tag with Presence
The new RingCentral mobile app is fully integrated with company directories. It allows individuals to see their contacts’ availability, to eliminate “phone tag” or on-hold time. The new “Presence” feature shows the real-time status of co-workers’ extensions (busy or not) across devices, even smartphones and tablets. Presence helps to determine when a good time to call.
RingCentral Office combines voice, fax, and conferencing into a single, unified platform in the cloud to enable reliable, secure communications for any size business with a low monthly subscription fee per user.
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Market statistics and projections contained in this release and provided by Grand View Research and Dell have not been independently verified by RingCentral, but the sources quoted are believed to be reliable. Actual future market conditions and results are subject to risks and uncertainties, and may differ materially from the projections of these third parties that are contained in this release.
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, and with UK headquarters in Maidenhead, RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of cloud-based business communications solutions. Easier to manage and more flexible than on-premises communications systems, RingCentral’s cloud solution meets the needs of modern distributed and mobile workforces, while eliminating the expense and complications of on-premises traditional hardware-based systems and software.
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