nine23 Announces RAF Contract Win
LONDON, January 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
nine23, working in partnership with SBL, is delighted to announce it has been awarded
the RAF’s Project LINK contract which will deliver a mobility programme tailored
specifically to meet the needs of the RAF and its personnel. The contract was competed for
over a 30-day period and was won in the face of stiff competition.
Project Link is a landmark trial that marks the start of the RAF’s innovative vision
for the implementation of an RAF mobile strategy which will drive down operating costs and
increase capability by harnessing the operational effectiveness and resource efficiencies
inherent in mobile technology.
nine23′s technical solution is centred on the creation of the RAF’s own Enterprise
level App Store – an easy-to-use mobile application solution that secures all corporate
data on mobile devices. In addition to enabling distribution and management of apps and
content, the RAF App Store will enable enterprise grade security on a per-app basis,
delivered via Symantec’s unique Mobile Device and Content Management System (MDM & CMS).
nine23 will manage and deliver the trial with the RAF at both RAF High Wycombe and RAF
Brize Norton. Over 8GB of flight documentation and training systems will be digitised as
part of the project, supporting the RAF’s Fleet of C17 Globemasters with Apple iPad and
iPad minis. Secured Cloud-based data storage will provide additional assurance and
security to the project trial.
nine23 Chairman, Rear Admiral Philip Wilcocks CB DSC, commented: “nine23 feels
privileged to be able to support the RAF in this trial to develop their vision for the use
of mobile technology in providing considerably enhanced operational capability. We look
forward to the successful conclusion of this trial later this year, potentially leading to
a force wide roll out of the very latest in mobile technology in the future.”
SOURCE nine23 and RAF