Sainsbury’s adopts Good Technology to enable secure mobile working

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has opted for Good’s sandbox technology to better secure mobile devices used by its workforce.

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Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has opted for Good’s sandbox technology to better secure mobile devices used by its workforce.

Good will support 150,000 Sainsbury’s employees who now use a multitude of devices and platforms, including iPhones, Blackberrys, iPads and Android operated mobile devices. 

Good’s software works by effectively creating a ‘sandbox’ on an employee’s mobile device, regardless of the platform, where users can keep their personal and corporate data separate. Enterprises are able to manage the deployment of corporate and personal devices within a web-based portal, and employees are also able to gain real-time access to productivity suites through web-enabled apps.

“Managing information quickly and efficiently is at the heart of any successful retailer, and Sainsbury’s is committed to providing its colleagues with the mobile solutions they need to enable them to provide great service to its customers,” said Rob Fraser, IT director at Sainsbury’s. 

“Access to the latest market data is a competitive differentiator in our space, and Good Technology provides us with the ability to reach and empower our colleagues in a secure way on their mobile device of choice,” he added. 

“Meeting the diverse needs of our customers is no longer going to happen just from a remote office – it’s going to increasingly happen using mobile devices.” 

In other news at the supermarket, Sainsbury’s also recently opted to use Kronos’ workforce management system to better manage time and attendance for its entire workforce across 1,000 locations in the UK. Prior to selecting Kronos, Sainsbury’s managed time and attendance scheduling through a blend of manual and partially automated processes.