Cortado Brings Enterprise Mobility to a New Level, Focusing on Impressive Productivity Gains
Cortado releases a new version of its enterprise mobility solution Cortado Corporate Server. The Windows-based software is securely installed on premise in the corporate network. The clear focus of version 7.2 is on the user, their experience, vastly improved collaboration and productivity. To achieve this, proven features like file sharing and mobile printing have been significantly enhanced and new features introduced like Smart Filing, which ensures intelligent file storage for teams.
While enterprise mobility for many companies originally focused on the basic management of devices by IT, increasingly, users and mobile collaboration have shifted into focus. For example, Gartner’s Monica Basso writes in her research note titled Mobile Collaboration will Drive Innovation in Your Workplace from August 2013, "Enterprise collaboration planners should take a user-centric approach upfront, eliciting specific requirements in terms of mobility, business tasks and collaboration. The focus must be on simplicity and usability."
The new version 7.2 of Cortado Corporate Server firmly places the focus on flawless, user-oriented productivity and mobile collaboration features.
Among the highlights are full iOS printing support, for example using Microsoft’s new Office for iPad suite that now also supports AirPrint. Even for those apps that don’t support native iOS printing, users can still print with the Open In feature. Thanks to Cortado Corporate Server’s Active Directory integration, iPad or iPhone users have exactly the same list of printers available, which they have on their desktop.
Patent-pending Smart Filing technology enables intelligent filing in order to avoid version conflicts, multiple copies of files and saving to incorrect locations. Instead, files are automatically saved right back to the corporate network, in the right place, without any version conflicts and without any danger of loss of older versions.
To simplify file sharing as much as possible among teams with both internal and external employees and to also ensure the highest levels of security, Cortado Corporate Server offers Smart Sharing, which offers situation-based file sharing. If users address a recipient outside the company, a copy of the file is automatically created in the cloud. The corporate network with the original file remains inaccessible, and secure, from the outside.
A further important factor for teamwork: Microsoft SharePoint can now be fully integrated as a network drive, allowing users to access it just like any other file system. This significantly simplifies teamwork among employees using different mobile platforms.
For IT departments, Cortado Corporate Server 7.2 also includes a range of further improvements. For example, the Fast Enrollment feature allows mobile devices to be fully integrated into the corporate IT environment by simply scanning a QR code. Knowledge of the user’s personal password is not even necessary to configure all certificates, the mobile device management (MDM) profile and the Cortado Client on the mobile device.
"From our experience, productive integration of mobile devices succeeds best when user demands for simplicity and practicality are taken into consideration from the outset – especially for mixed mobile/non-mobile and internal/external teams," said Kristin Montag, product manager, Cortado Corporate Server. "In this respect, Cortado Corporate Server is by far the most mature solution on the market."
Further information about Cortado Corporate Server 7.2 is available at: www.cortado.com/CCS-7-2.
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Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.
Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.
Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.
The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.
Over 20,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 and 2014 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the "Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg".