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Android Enterprise Recommended program now also available for MSPs

Android Enterprise Recommended program now also available for MSPs

Google is expanding the scope of its Android Enterprise Recommended program, this time focusing on managed service providers (MSPs). Companies that have their own MSP unit can also join the programme from now on.

Slowly but surely, Google is adding more and more providers to the Android Enterprise Recommended program. In mid-January, for example, Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) providers were added to the programme. The overall aim is to support companies in choosing Android mobile devices. Now Google also adds MSP providers to the program.

Selecting suitable devices

With the Android Enterprise Recommended program, Google wants to help companies to choose suitable devices for their employees. The programme therefore defines specifications that devices and services must meet in order to be suitable for the business market. A qualified device receives timely security updates, at least one major OS update and supports zero-touch enrollment.

But now Google also adds MSPs to the Android Enterprise Recommended program. This applies specifically to companies that manage the technological infrastructure and systems of other companies. Usually they do this with a subscription model as the basis for their services. By adding these companies to the program, Google wants to ensure that they comply with best practices and that customers have the best mobile systems at their disposal.

Strict requirements

According to Google, a qualified MSP has a number of things at its disposal. One of these is staff trained by Google to support and roll out Android. The company should also have experience with Android Enterprise Recommended Enterprise Mobility Management systems. In addition, an assigned Google Account Manager must work for the company. Finally, it is required that these MSPs have 24/7 access to a Google partner escalation desk.

At the time of launch there are a number of partners, including Accenture, Brodos Group and Cognizant Technology Solutions. Google has announced that other partners will join the program in the future.

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