X1 is exhibiting at VMworld this week and it is impossible to avoid the theme of mobility. There is a whole track at the conference devoted to “the mobile enterprise.” Given that the workforce is mobile more than ever and using multiple devices in any location, workers need access to applications and information on-the-go. It is not surprising, therefore, that folks coming by the X1 booth are intrigued by X1 SearchTM Mobile. IDC estimates that, by 2020, mobile workers will make up 72.3% of the workforce – the need for mobile productivity is and will be very real.
X1 SearchTM Mobile enables an instantaneous and secure search of millions of documents and years of email from a smartphone, a game-changing capability for today’s mobile workforce. It brings X1’s award-winning user interface to the mobile device, providing lightning-fast and precise search of email and files while on the go. No longer will users need to settle for the limited, slow and inconsistent “Exchange-only” searches of current smartphones. X1 Search Mobile enables full email (including archived emails and PSTs) and desktop search from the mobile device, keeping workers productive no matter where they are.
In today’s “always on” environment, X1 Search Mobile allows users to quickly and effortlessly find and take action on the information they are looking for regardless of where it is and when they might be looking for it. Imagine being at the airport, with your laptop packed away and a client calls with questions on a proposal you sent. You don’t have time to pull out your laptop, fire it up, and pull up the proposal. With X1 Search Mobile, though, you can quickly find that proposal right your phone, pull it up within seconds, and answer the important questions your client has.
The first question that many have when it comes to mobile information access is, “what about security? Will this be an access control nightmare?” With X1 Search Mobile, the answer is easy – this is a search application built for the enterprise. It integrates with leading Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) tools such as AirWatch and Good Technologies so that security is built in from the ground up. In fact, by using the EMM security layer, X1 Search Mobile can help organizations enforce BYOD policies. For example, if an organization wants users to only do corporate email in the email app of the EMM provider, X1 Search Mobile can enable a post-search action that launches the EMM email app versus the native email client of the phone.
With X1 Search Mobile, true mobile productivity is possible. Workers can have search precision light-years beyond what current smartphones offer natively, with a single-pane-of-glass view across email, desktop files, SharePoint and other enterprise content on the mobile device. Within this user interface, workers will experience fast-as-you-type search, full-fidelity preview of attachments with hit highlighting and infinite scrolling of search results (no need to “continue search on server”).
This approach to mobile search is ground-breaking and fills a huge productivity void in today’s mobile enterprise. X1 Search Mobile provides an intuitive user interface to email that goes well beyond the native search of the mobile device while also providing access to desktop files, SharePoint, and other critical sources of content. X1 enables true mobile productivity. While other search vendors offer a vague mobile SDK so that consulting companies can build search apps, X1 offers the real thing – a mobile search application that gives users access to their critical information and enables mobile productivity. Learn more and see the product in action here.