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Looking Beyond Mobile Device Management to Mobile Application and Enterprise Mobility Management

The increasing possibilities that come from deploying mobile solutions in the workplace are now counter balanced by an exponentially complex ecosystem of options that can make navigating the corporate mobile landscape challenging – and risky.  While organizations are rightly deploying mobile device management solutions as means to secure their mobile devices, there is much more to be done.  This executive insight examines the needs for organizations to deploy a holistic enterprise mobility management solution that goes well beyond mobile device management.

Looking Beyond Mobile Device Management to Mobile Application and Enterprise Mobility Management

Looking Beyond Mobile Device Management
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3 Comments

  1. Posted September 8, 2011 at 17:02 | Permalink

    In my view I think you can address all 6 categories of EMM with MDM tool but in your document you are separating those two… Can you explain that in more detail? or am I missing something here?

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    • Posted September 9, 2011 at 11:23 | Permalink

      The very point of our paper is that organizations should not be looking for MDM tools – tools that only focus on managing devices. Instead, they should look at the totality of what it means to manage mobility in the workplace. We suggest you also look at this document http://bit.ly/lhWFyd to better understand the other components of enterprise mobility management.

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    • Posted September 23, 2011 at 10:17 | Permalink

      An MDM tool is just that: a tool. While an extremely important component of an effective EMM strategy, it needs to be combined with effective, and updated mobile policies that answer core questions. For example:

      For IL devices:
      - Will they be supported in the enterprise? What does the support mean? Hardware? To what extent? Software? Only email? Will you allow corporate apps to be installed on an IL device? What happens if it gets lost/stolen?
      - Is there a reimbursement policy for voice/data plans? A monthly stipend?
      - Which devices will be supported? By OS? By device/manufacturer?

      For CL devices:
      - Reimbursement vs wholly corporate owned?
      - Refresh rate? every 6 months? 12, 18?
      - How will the hardware lifecycle be managed? In house? Outsourced?

      - MDM tool? TEM

      Again, all components of an overall EMM strategy.

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