Ward Hadaway is one to the UK’s top 100 law firms, with offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester. Founded in 1988, they have expanded over the North-East of England, growing to nearly 500 staff, with a focus on practising corporate and commercial law.
Purpose of Implementation
When Director of IT, Jonathan Smith joined Ward Hadaway in early 2018, they were running a UEM platform, which greatly restricted users and had very strict policies in place. The setup made using the devices to access emails and other resources very complicated, creating an undesirable and complex experience from an end-user perspective. All applications that were required for work were compartmentalised, meaning there was trouble syncing data from apps such as email, contacts and calendar.
Jonathan had previous experience with both MobileIron and Mobliciti in a prior role and upon joining and realising that Ward Hadaway required a new UEM, Mobliciti was the only vendor that he considered.
The Smallest Change Makes The Biggest Impact
Multiple changes have been implemented by Ward Hadaway’s IT department in the last 12 months, with MobileIron being potentially the smallest one, requiring just 2 days to configure. Conversely, it has been the most widely and positively received changed, with the end-user experience greatly enhanced.
Prior to signing new smartphone contract deals, Ward Hadaway rolled out MobileIron to all existing handsets over a short period of time. Now that they have determined that they are highly satisfied with MobileIron and the ease of using it, they have begun implementing the software on their newest handsets, 300 iPhone XRs.
"It Was a Seamless Transition"
Throughout the journey, they have worked with Mobliciti to ensure that the process is as automated as possible and have been delighted by the results. End-users now have fast and secure access to relevant corporate data.
The success of the MobileIron deployment has led them to subsequently purchase Wandera from Mobliciti too.
Mobliciti delivers end-to-end Mobile IT solutions, empowering innovation, increasing user productivity and controlling costs, without exposing corporate data to increasingly frequent cyber-attacks. Our expertise, focus and services have helped shape many Enterprise Mobility and Cloud strategies minimising the risk of change and impact on internal resources.
We are proud that our combined efforts at Mobliciti won us the LexisNexis Legal Supplier Innovation Award 2019 and the inaugural Managed Services Provider of the Year Award at the Mobile Industry Awards 2018 and for the second year running the Best Managed Service Provider at the Mobile Industry Awards 2019.
MobileIron stands out from other MDM vendors by providing expanded EMM capabilities to IT organisations that need to secure mobile devices, applications and content. The MobileIron Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution is a mobile security platform that secures data-at-rest on mobile devices, in applications, and in cloud storage, as well as data-in-motion as it moves between corporate networks, devices, and storage repositories.