To demonstrate its ongoing commitment to global customers to expand its international presence, IBM MaaS360 with Watson has announced a new cloud data center location in France for its industry-leading unified endpoint management (UEM) solution. The France location is one of two newly established sites in 2017, following another recently launched in India. To carry out its broader expansion strategy, IBM MaaS360 will make further investments in alternative regions heading into the new year.
The MaaS360 France cloud data center provides an assortment of benefits for European clients, which will help their enterprise IT staff uphold compliance with regional regulations while managing endpoints, end users and data. This enables organizations to:
- Meet in-country data requirements with a localized presence.
- Maintain data privacy.
- Extend in-region sales and support to meet rising demands.
- Help customers uphold compliance with the Global Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR).
MaaS360 customers in France can also take advantage of a full services and implementation team. Staffed by local subject matter experts, the team is dedicated to helping clients achieve successful deployments through mobility success services. Although MaaS360 is easy to use and the configuration process is fast, having hands-on assistance from a team that’s been there before, knows how to avoid costly mistakes and can advise on best practices is an exceptional benefit for local clients.
The Significance of Localized SaaS
In the mobile computing era, stakes have never been higher for CIOs and CISOs. With employees, customers and partners spanning the globe, communication is ongoing around the clock, and endpoint data is always in motion. Taking proper measures to preserve data security and uphold privacy have never been more important. Operating in a rigorous regulatory climate only adds more layers of complexity.
With these factors in mind, today’s IT and security leaders must choose carefully when selecting their software-as-a-service (SaaS) partners, and must be certain that they’re dedicated to success. The selection process is rarely cut and dry; all too often, organizations will encounter hurdles in the process of procuring new SaaS technology.
Certain vendors may portray themselves as global or internationally focused, but in actuality, they have very limited localized presence. Their support staff and resources may be too scattered to be of any help in event of an emergency. Answers to simple questions, such as where data is being hosted, aren’t always crystal clear. The locations of their international data centers may be abstruse, leaving uncertainty about where disaster recovery data is being stored.
With GDPR fast approaching, the importance of selecting a localized UEM partner that is readily available and fully committed to helping clients meet their goals while upholding regulatory compliance has never been more significant.
MaaS360 in France — Get the Full Story
Mark your calendar for our upcoming webinar, where our local experts will share more details surrounding this exciting new announcement. Join to learn more about all of the advantages associated with the new cloud data center and take steps toward:
- Preserving the privacy of end-user data;
- Protecting in-country corporate data; and
- Working with real people and partners who speak your language!