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  • RIM releases Mobile Fusion management software upgrade

    Posted November 29, 2012 - 5:31 pm

    Research in Motion Thursday released an upgraded version of its mobile management software designed to help its users prepare for a "simple and straightforward upgrade" to the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 release slated for early next year.
  • Mobile device management vendors unveil a slate of new tools

    Posted November 13, 2012 - 10:08 pm

    IBM, Good Technology and several other mobile device and app management software vendors today separately announced a variety of new or enhanced products.
  • Top tools for BYOD management

    Posted November 13, 2012 - 9:00 am

    SOTI MobiControl and SAP Afaria lead the way in five-vendor test of MDM tools
  • Review

    Top tools for BYOD management

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 11:07 am

    When we tested mobile device management (MDM) last year, the products were largely focused on asset management - provisioning, protecting and containing mobile devices.
  • Spotlight on the consumerization of IT

    Posted October 31, 2012 - 10:25 pm

    What is IT consumerization? How does it affect you? And how is it changing the way IT departments work? We cover all this and more.
  • Gartner: Mobile device management tech set to take off

    Posted October 29, 2012 - 7:08 am

    With the tsunami of mobile devices infiltrating the enterprise, companies will adopt Mobile Device Management technologies in record numbers over the next five year.
  • Six tips for mobile device management security

    Posted October 15, 2012 - 4:04 pm

    There has been a lot of discussion this year about the increasing influx of consumer devices being used for both professional and personal purposes. Many organisations are feeling a little overwhelmed as they try to work out appropriate security levels and device management boundaries. When you take into consideration all the platform and application updates chewing through corporate bandwidth, plus the potential for rogue applications and malware to gain illicit access to company data, there are many headaches for security managers to deal with.
  • Raco streamlines rugged device deployment for enterprise IT

    Posted October 13, 2012 - 8:13 pm

    Raco Wireless has forged partnerships with three ruggedized mobile device makers to streamline deployment of handheld bar code scanners, printers, computers, RFID readers and other specialized devices. Raco is bridging a gap that's traditionally existed between these specialized device companies and the value-added resellers that work with enterprise customers.
  • SAP to offer containment software for smartphone and tablet security

    Posted October 10, 2012 - 5:06 pm

    Enterprise software maker SAP plans to ship software in three to six months that separates business data from personal information on a user's smartphone or tablet to improve security, the head of SAP's mobility unit said.
  • Mobile device management missing in small businesses

    Posted October 10, 2012 - 10:40 am

    A survey of small business IT managers and mobile device end users revealed most are not familiar with mobile device management tools, even though they said smart phones and tablets are critical to performing their jobs.
  • Verizon expands management service to mobile devices

    Posted October 10, 2012 - 10:23 am

    Business customers can now turn over to Verizon the oversight of mobile devices, including employee-owned smartphones and tablets.
  • Spotlight on mobile device management

    Posted September 28, 2012 - 4:03 pm

    What is mobile device management? Why are you hearing more about it? How does it affect you? We cover all this and more.
  • IPad management, security crucial in hospital tablet roll out

    Posted August 28, 2012 - 2:30 pm

    Tablets, especially iPads, have become a way of life at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, which now issues the tablets to incoming medical students and just last month, the hospital's Department of Emergency Medicine said it's giving iPads to all 18 of its resident physicians as part of a patient-care initiative.
  • BYOD from the employee's POV

    Posted August 28, 2012 - 11:53 am

    BYOD for the employee has lots of benefits - and drawbacks.
  • MDM moves beyond mobile devices into Macs

    Posted July 27, 2012 - 11:30 am

    MobileIron now supports OS X Mountain Lion, a sign of growing adoption of non-Windows devices
  • 7 reasons to use AirWatch for mobile device management

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 7:22 am

    Many enterprises use AirWatch systems to manage mobile devices on an individual, group and company level all at once. From configuration to monitoring to support, here are seven reasons why AirWatch ranks among the MDM leaders.
  • BYOD means soaring IT support costs for mobile devices

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 10:05 am

    Annual IT costs for managing smartphones will soar by 48% in 2013 compared to 2011, a new survey by Osterman Research shows.
  • Mobile application management (MAM) has put MDM in its place

    Posted June 6, 2012 - 4:15 pm

    The debate about the best tool set for enterprise mobility continues to rage between the mobile application management (MAM) and mobile device management (MDM) camps.
  • Gartner: Cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) getting hot

    Posted June 6, 2012 - 10:35 am

    To place management controls on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones used in business, the enterprise has showed preference for acquiring mobile device management (MDM) software where server and management console components are kept on premises. But that's changing, as companies are now buying cloud-based MDM, according to Gartner.
  • Mobile device management: Getting started

    Posted May 30, 2012 - 1:29 pm

    The rapid-fire spread of mobile devices being used by enterprise employees can be a huge boon for businesses in productivity and customer service gains, but those advantages don't come without a price.
  • Android in enterprises 'severely limited' by weak management support from Google

    Posted May 20, 2012 - 7:48 am

    Adoption of Android tablets and smartphones in large businesses has been "severely limited" because of the complexities of managing the various Android models and versions, market research firm Gartner said in an evaluation of 20 mobile device management software vendors.
  • Avaya joins crowded BYOD, MDM field

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 11:41 am

    At Interop this week, Avaya will toss its hat into the rapidly expanding BYOD ring with new software for its policy manager that helps IT get a handle on mobile device management (MDM).
  • Enterasys to demo mobile management software for BYOD

    Posted April 26, 2012 - 9:04 pm

    Enterasys plans to display at Interop next month an appliance for mobile device management (MDM), spurred by the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon at the workplace.
  • Mobile device management: A necessary cost or a cost saver?

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 3:31 pm

    IT has been handed the responsibility of adapting security and access policies to accommodate our mobile phones and tablets. The expense of mobile device management (MDM) has become another accepted cost of doing business. But what if MDM was a cost saver?
  • Why BlackBerry Mobile Fusion is the future of RIM

    Posted April 7, 2012 - 7:40 am

    RIM is most known for its iconic BlackBerry smartphones, but one of the driving forces behind the success of RIM—and one of the reasons it’s still as pervasive as it is today—is the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) infrastructure. Now, RIM has introduced BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, which extends BES to manage Android and iOS devices as well. While marketed as a value-add for BlackBerry customers, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion may very well be the core product for RIM moving forward.
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