Dell prepares enterprise tablet with mobile services portfolio -

Dell has announced a line-up of mobile business services in anticipation of the release of its upcoming business tablet.

Then Enterprise Mobility Services portfolio consists of strategic consulting, mobile device management, telecom expense management, custom application development, mobile enterprise application platform, and security and compliance.

The services include hardware, software, data centre storage, and communications technology, all of which are designed to lower costs, improve work efficiency and address security concerns, the latter of which is vital for the enterprise market.

Dell will support multiple carriers, vendors and platforms with the service and will provide a particular focus on smartphones and tablets, especially with its custom application development, which should cater for a variety of mobile operating systems.

Dell is working on a rival tablet to RIM's PlayBook, which is expected to use an Intel Oak Trail Atom processor. Not much else is known about it other than it touting a 10-inch screen, but it's likely many of these enterprise services will be offered with it.

Initially Dell's Enterprise Mobility Services will only be available in North America and the UK, but there are plans to expand to Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Asia Pacific and Japan.