Cortado Corporate Server Now Manages Microsoft Office Mobile for iOS

(DENVER, July 26 2016) Cortado Mobile Solutions, manufacturer of the productivity-enhancing enterprise mobility solution Cortado Corporate Server today announces support for Microsoft Office for iOS. With Cortado’s solution, Microsoft Office for iOS can be fully embedded into a native business container and seamlessly integrated into the corporate infrastructure.
Microsoft Office is one of the most important suite of apps for iPhone and iPad. With Cortado Corporate Server, Microsoft Office for iOS can now be used in a fully secure manner and with all features in companies of any size and in all industries.
Cortado Corporate Server delivers support for:
·       Automatic installation of Microsoft Office without any user interaction
·       Creating a secure, native business container with Microsoft Office in combination with any other apps, such as the Safari browser and the native mail app
·       Managed Open-In to assure secure transfer of documents only to approved apps
·       Management of document extensions meeting Apple’s standard
·       Selective singling out of storage locations, such as Dropbox, or OneDrive
·       Secure printouts, including authentication at the printer for Microsoft Office documents
·       If necessary, remote wiping of Microsoft Office and any locally held data
“This is a real milestone for mobility in companies,” said Armin Lungwitz, CIO at Cortado Mobile Solutions. “We provide companies with increased security and productivity based on the iOS operating system, and at the same time, ensure users are satisfied as they can work with the Office apps with which they are familiar.”
More information on the management of Microsoft Office Mobile for iOS is available in this white paper:
Additional information is also available in a webinar taking place on August 2, 2016. Registration for this free webinar can be undertaken here:
Cortado Mobile Solutions
Cortado Mobile Solutions GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cortado Holding AG, and is responsible for all operations relating to the enterprise mobility solution Cortado Corporate Server. The unique enterprise mobility solution offers the perfect balance between security for the organization, easy manageability for the IT department and maximum flexibility for users.
The on-premises software includes all the tools required for successful enterprise mobility; mobile device management, mobile application management and mobile content management, and can be fully integrated into the Windows backend. IT administrators continue to work with their known systems, Active Directory groups and Windows privileges, and users can access network drives, SharePoint and intranet pages directly from their mobile devices.
Cortado Mobile Solutions follows the philosophy that working natively delivers the highest levels of user acceptance. So Cortado’s enterprise mobility solution fully supports native app management and instead of focusing on separate storage when it comes to file sharing, enables a direct connection to the corporate network. The result is a significant increase in productivity for mobile employees, improved collaboration among teams as well as convenient management for the IT department. Cortado’s enterprise mobility solution is developed and tested at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany. Also experts in offices in the United States, UK, Australia, Japan, and Brazil, highly qualified consultants at our Berlin location as well as a trained, worldwide network of channel partners provide presence and support to local customers throughout the world.

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4k Live Sport Demand Gains Momentum

Originally viewed as a vehicle for the streaming of VOD content, 4k is rapidly becoming the medium of choice for discerning viewers of live sports action.

Recent examples involve a number of NHL (hockey) and basketball games in 4K live streaming, as well as English Premier League (EPL) also starting to stream live matches in the Ultra HD format.

Further evidence of the growing momentum for live sports 4K is found on a recent Net Insight announcement. The company has been selected by a leading global service provider for a new arena contribution network. Net Insight’s media transport solution will connect 20 stadiums over optical fiber to enable 4k and HD broadcasts.

You can read more about this announcement here.

PipelineDeals Names the Best Apps for Specialty Contractors to Drive Business Forward

Leading CRM for contractors unveils its building customers’ favorite apps to increase productivity, performance and revenues

SEATTLE – July 20, 2016 PipelineDeals, the favorite CRM of businesses around the globe, today announces its list of the most popular apps used by successful building contractors. Much like PipelineDeals’ unique CRM capabilities, which allow contractors to start, develop and grow relationships, these mobile apps integrate into the business workflow to help achieve business goals.

With its own CRM app, which is a favorite among specialty contractors, PipelineDeals regularly works with customers to identify complementary smartphone applications that can assist in increasing productivity and revenues. Those recognized cover a broad range of needs for companies in the building market, spanning the spectrum from construction to painting to electrical installation. This includes an easy-to-use collaboration tool, a quick-click dimensions app, a time management program and an application that assists with conduit bending.

“Smartphone use is critical in the office and on a job site,” says Matt DeBusk, VP of sales at PipelineDeals. “Specialty contractors are well-served by the app ecosystem with innovative solutions for many specialties. Some of these apps are so powerful and useful that the office can now be an actual smartphone.”

Those chosen are:

  • PlanGrid: A construction app for contractors, owners and architects to collaborate on their project plans, specs and photos from an iPad.
  • Photo Measures: An app that saves and shares measures and dimensions on photos to convey exact dimensions to the detailer or project manager.
  • Time Master: A time management app that also provides clear and professional invoices.
  • iBend Pipe: A conduit bending application for the iPhone that gets the job done correctly the first time, speeding up the process.
  • DocuSign: Eliminates the hassle, costs and lack of security that comes with printing, scanning and sending documents for signatures by making the full process electronic.
  • Joist: Geared towards painters, the app streamlines estimating, quoting and bidding.
  • TSheets: The app saves time and money by enabling staff to track and managers to monitor timesheets anywhere, anyplace and anytime.
  • SmartSheet: With this app, contractors easily collaborate with dispersed teams with customizable spreadsheets in the cloud.
  • EstimateRocket: Instant creation of invoices and estimates directly in the field is made possible with this app, allowing contracts to stay organized and be responsive.

“Providing customers with the best-possible experience is key to landing repeat orders that drive long-term success,” said JP Werlin, CEO and founder of PipelineDeals. “These apps align with PipelineDeals’ dedication to offer everything contractors need to have excellent customer interactions and get the most out of each opportunity. With PipelineDeals and these additional apps, contractors can shift from one-time projects to clients for life.”

More details on the list can be found here.

About PipelineDeals

Founded in 2006, PipelineDeals provides the most comprehensive sales productivity platform for small- and medium-sized businesses, helping their sales teams get organized and sell more. With a focus on service, PipelineDeals seeks to change the way businesses manage their sales pipeline and grow revenue. PipelineDeals boasts more than 3,700 customers in more than 60 countries. It was recently named an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company and garnered a top customer satisfaction award by G2 Crowd as well as being named one of Washington’s Best Places to Work by the Puget Sound Business Journal. For more information, visit

Summer Fun Gadgets to Keep you Cool!

Summer is here! It’s time for BBQs, lazing on hot days and weekends, taking a dip in the pool and meeting up with friends. It’s chill time… or is it?

Will you be able to turn off, shut down, log out and take a digital detox? It’s possible you don’t wan to. Or – maybe your work-life balance scale is too heavily tipped in the direction of the office.

Whatever your circumstances or preferences this summer – there are plenty of fun gizmos around that can help you beat the heat – and the occasional shower of rain or wave – and even some that can keep you connected if you just have to take that call.

Here are our three of favorites:

  • For the ‘ultimate shut out’, the waterproofed iPod shuffle swim kit keeps your music playing to a depth of 210 feet. No one is going to ring your bell and get you on the phone down there – even if you could hear it!
  • Can’t leave the phone more that arms reach away? Nervous that there’s no power outlet on the beach? What you need is The EchoCharge+! It even comes with a flashlight for any of you avid hikers out there!
  • What do the theme from Endless Summer, Wipe Out and Soul Limbo all have in common? They’re all beach tunes and benefit from a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. Take a gander at a few options
  • Why not commemorate all of the good times this summer? Or maybe just those selfies by the pool. Check out the Polaroid Zip Mobile Photo Printer.

Do you own any of these, or would you pick some up to get the season started? Is there anything you would add to this collection? Let us know.

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