Union Bank Increases Employee Productivity and Executive Business Insights with Secure Mobile Apps from Good Technology
As Union Bank’s employee base moved away from using Blackberries to embrace iOS, Android, and other mobile devices, the bank was challenged to deliver secure email access on those devices. Additionally, the bank wanted to move beyond basic messaging functionality to provide secure mobile productivity applications—such as document editing, intranet access, and real-time collaboration through instant message—on mobile devices.
After conducting a thorough search for a mobility solution that supported the latest smartphones and tablets while meeting the bank’s security and compliance requirements, Union Bank selected Good for Enterprise and deployed it to approximately 4,000 employees.
While the initial goal of the deployment was to provide secure email and Internet access to all employees, Union Bank decided it also wanted to deliver enhanced business productivity tools to its executives that would allow them to have full access to files stored behind the corporate firewall, edit and annotate multiple document types while sitting in meetings, and collaborate in real time with other executives on presentations or projects while on the go. To deliver these capabilities, the bank deployed the complete Good Collaboration Suite and Good secured applications, including iAnnotate for Good and Office2 Pro for Good.
By supporting the devices people want to use for both their personal and work lives, they are happier and more satisfied with their jobs. This has translated into keeping employees longer and helping to attract the best and brightest talent to work at the bank.
Perhaps most importantly, Good’s secure container approach, used across all of its products, ensures that corporate data is secure. This allows Union Bank to meet regulatory requirements as well as its own stringent security policies. With Good, data is secured between apps, ensuring documents are only moved between approved apps and cannot be forwarded to personal email, social or cloud file share solutions. In addition, because company and customer data resides within a separate container, it can easily be wiped without affecting any of the other personal information or apps on mobile devices.
“ Not only have we been able to reduce IT costs by switching from a corporate-owned device program to BYOD, but our employees are noticeably happier, more productive and able to deliver a higher level of customer service. ”
—Dana Edwards, CTO, Union Bank