Today, Sprint announced that it’s now offering a mobile-focused variant of Google Apps for Work that will feature cloud-based single sign-on powered by Ping Industries. This collaboration will help give the carrier’s enterprise customers the ability to sign on to all of their business applications with a single username and password while maintaining high security standards.
Expecting companies to move towards a more mobile workforce, Sprint’s Mike Fitz, vice president of business solution commercialization, Sprint Business says the carrier is ready to take on all potential customers:
We welcome all businesses, whether they are using Sprint wireless services or not, to rely on us for Google Apps for Work to help them remove obstacles and encourage their employees to work better together. Businesses also can benefit and more easily embrace the cloud by combining Google Apps for Work with innovative pricing options like Sprint Business Share and Sprint Business Fusion plans, plus the value-added services we offer like single sign-on, elearning and 24/7 end-user support.
Here’s an overview of what businesses can expect from Sprint’s Google Apps for Work program:
- Service and support – Full array of deployment and support services, called Carefree Cloud, to help businesses plan and use the solution across all employees. Carefree Cloud includes consultation, deployment, mobile device configuration, and 24/7 ongoing admins and end user support complete with online user training guidance to simplify the implementation and use of Google Apps for Work from end to end. An e-learning application and end-user live call support are available at no charge during an initial promotional period.*
- Mobile expertise – Sprint’s core business in mobility offers a unique approach to help businesses adopt cloud services and use them effectively on an array of mobile devices so employees can work how they want to work. Users can learn more through a series of live webinars that train on how to set up and use Google Apps on mobile devices. More than 100 proprietary mobile training videos are only available from Sprint.
- Complete solution – Sprint serves as the one-stop shop for businesses by packaging all elements needed to support a comprehensive cloud-based collaboration experience. This includes value-added offers such as single sign-on and domain services.
Today’s announcement conveniently lines up with Sprint’s recently announced double data promo for consumer and commercial accounts. After going through its share of restructuring, it appears that the carrier is sprucing up its enterprise offerings to attract more business customers.