Late last week I got an email about Viigo’s enterprise solution. This puzzled me since I had never heard of a Viigo Enterprise solution other than the version for BES users. So catering to my unquenchable thirst for knowledge I asked the CEO of Viigo, Mark Ruddock, to let me in on what Viigo can do in the enterprise.
Mark first pointed me to the Viigo For Enterprises solution link on the Viigo site that I always thought was the same as the regular version. It turns out that Viigo currently has a full enterprise edition that allows companies to provide Secure access to Behind The Firewall Content as Mark described it. From what Mark tells me British American Tobacco (which has a serious BlackBerry deployment) uses Viigo religiously to keep their workforce up to date.
I will just offer you Marks explanation of Viigo for enterprise since this is the first I have heard of this solution. If you want to get a taste of what File Attachment: Viigo_Brochure_Enterprise.pdf (474 KB).
In the case of our full Enterprise product, we deploy a special version of the Viigo Server behind a company’s firewall. This server can be tightly linked to their BES administration policies, and comes with a set of administrative applications that permit them to manage their entire Viigo deployment, decide which feeds go to which groups of employees, etc.
Enterprise Lite (our recently announced product) allows companies to deploy a slimmed down version of our Enterprise solution, which Viigo hosts for them. It doesn’t run behind behind the firewall, though we do offer them the option of upgrading to the full enterprise version should they want to, at any point in the future.
Customers of Enterprise Lite deploy a privately branded version of Viigo, either pushed out via their BES, or available through a simple OTA. They are then able to manage which feeds are provisioned to their users through a simple web interface – at any time, they can push new feeds to users, or remove feeds from users. Beyond the default feeds supplied by the enterprise, users also get access to the full suite of Viigo content and services. Finally, though Enterprise Lite doesn’t reside behind the firewall, companies can easily create password protected private feeds for the delivery of more confidential information.
Enterprise Lite is a low risk, low cost way of exploring how Viigo and RSS can be used to better keep mobile workers informed without any infrastructure investment. It delivers a really simple way to communicate bulletins, alerts, internal news and more to front line workers, without having to resort to the clutter of eMail.