13 Mar PDS debuts managed smartphone service
PDS, an IT firm that operates in the Madison and Milwaukee areas, is introducing a service for businesses who are having trouble keeping track of all the smartphones and PDAs workers use at the office.
“We’ve had IT managers tell us it’s just too hard to deliver the right devices and keep them working, especially as more employees are allowed to have them,” said Austin Park, vice president of infrastructure services for PDS, in a press release. “When all the smartphones arrive in their offices, it’s a nightmare getting them set up and distributed.”
The firm will handle procurement, infrastructure, deployment and support based on its selection of four devices – the Sprint PPC 6700, HP iPAQ, Blackberry, and Treo – and three providers – Verizon, Sprint, and Cingular.