National Australia Bank has distributed more than 2,000 Google Pixel phones to employees in order to help remote work during the pandemic.
The smartphones were released to NAB’s customer contact teams, who have spent much of the past year working from home, and set up with Vodafone’s help with offline registration. Devices are fully managed, allowing them to be equipped with the necessary security controls, as well as scanning and re-registration for new employees.
According to Simon Thoday, Director of Mobility and Workplace Technology at NAB, Pixel has simplified management and security for bank remote devices.
“When evaluating our hardware strategy recently, we wanted to reduce the time and costs of supporting legacy hardware and multiple platforms.
“Pixel devices managed with Android Enterprise have been instrumental in this strategic transformation, benefiting from customer support teams that have spent much of the past year working from home while continuing to support our customers remotely,” he said.
NAB says it sees Android Enterprise as a “key component” of its mobility strategy.