Bringing personal devices into the workplace is becoming an popular trend in the enterprise world. But bringing your corded, stationary work phone with you outside of the office isn't the easiest task. Nor does everyone want to carry around one phone for work and another for their personal lives.
ShoreTel Mobility steps in as an option to port work numbers to smartphones. The latest update to this solution enables IT professionals to allow employees to connect with the enterprise UC on the smartphones they want and own.
At the same time, ShoreTel is promising that this will reduce costs (up to 70 percent of mobile bills for most smartphones) as the software automatically switches between wireless and cellular networks when able, and it is secure because nothing is written to the phone. That's a lot for one product to boast.
The product is already supported on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch). Here are the devices that will be ready for ShoreTel Mobility with the latest update:
The latest version of ShoreTel Mobility is available to order now, and it will launch in November. The apps themselves are free, but employees can only make use of them if their IT departments have subscribed to this service in the first place. License fees start at $150.