Norma Ochoa

Why Android is the Goldilocks standard for dedicated device fleets

When choosing a platform to deploy, manage, and support your fleet of edge devices, you have a lot of factors to consider. But we all know that cost, ease of use, security, and scalability are among the top-level concerns for any organization serious about dedicated devices in the field. Your team needs to be able …

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Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment- A Method to Provision Devices on Esper

Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment was originally created to address Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) use cases for IT departments. It does a fine job at it, but it does beg the question: is it useful for companies running Samsung-based dedicated device fleets? ICYMI Samsung Knox is a Samsung-specific mobile security platform spanning device to cloud. …

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All About Google Zero-touch Enrolment on Esper

There are many reasons Esper stands out from the crowd of device management platforms. One of the differentiators we’re most proud of is how easy it is to enroll devices onto our platform through the several provisioning methods we support. Along with supporting traditional provisioning methods like the Android-for-Work and the 6-Tap QR Code, our …

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Don’t blame COVID: Your restaurant still needs a digital transformation plan

There has never been a harder time to operate a restaurant. The global pandemic forced the permanent closure of 10 percent of all U.S. restaurants, and those that remain must navigate a tricky new world filled with fewer workers, rising prices, and quickly changing consumer behavior.  Thankfully, necessity remains the mother of invention, and a …

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Esper’s Series C Round: Doubling Down on DevOps for Devices

I am excited to share that Esper has closed a $60M Series C funding round, led by Insight Partners and joined by past investors including Scale Venture Partners, Madrona Ventures, Root Ventures and Ubiquity Ventures. We thank all of our investors for their ongoing belief in Esper’s mission. Including our $30M Series B round in …

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What your MDM doesn’t want you to know about switching to Esper (hint: it’s easy!)

Many teams feel stuck with their existing Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution and do their best to make it work — customizing and replacing the cloud infrastructure with a more robust back-end. This process is expensive and time-consuming.  If your existing MDM workflow doesn’t involve active monitoring or application management of devices in the field, …

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A Tour of the Many Android Provisioning Options Available on Esper

Behind Android’s power can be complexity, but also flexibility. A great example – the process of provisioning Android-based devices onto the Esper platform. Enrollment puts the devices in a state where Esper can manage them. There are many ways to enroll Android devices, but a given device will have a scoped set of options driven …

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Seven questions your MDM doesn’t want you to ask

If you’ve ever worked with an MDM (Mobile Device Management) to build and manage an Android device fleet, you know how one-sided that relationship becomes once your hardware is in the field. You also know that’s because MDMs are built on a model that chiefly rewards shipping devices, not supporting them. It’s hard to blame …

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Esper teams up with Siyata Mobile to scale deployment of mission-critical device fleets for frontline workers

I’m thrilled to announce that Esper has formed a strategic partnership with Siyata Mobile to streamline the management and security of large fleets of SD7 handsets for public safety teams.  Siyata’s SD7 is built for frontline workers, where push-to-talk functionality is much faster than a standard touchscreen. Siyata will embed Esper software into SD7 handsets …

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