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  • RIM opens the gates for the Trojan horse

    Posted April 3, 2012 - 9:50 pm

    Someday we'll look back on BlackBerry maker RIM's announcement to handle mobile device management for its competitors and say, "It seemed like a good idea at the time."
  • Making sense of mobile device, app, and information management

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 12:51 pm

    As BYOD moves out of basic email access, IT seeks control over apps and data on users' devices. What can IT actually get?
  • MDM: Part of the mobile security solution?

    Posted March 19, 2012 - 11:27 am

    The good news for enterprises: Mobile devices are packed with power. A new iPhone is 100 times lighter, 100 times faster, and 10 times less expensive than the luggable notebooks of the early 1980s.
  • Vendors pile on mobility management

    Posted March 2, 2012 - 2:29 pm

    Managing and securing the world of mobile computing is an evolving art, as a quartet of vendors showed at Mobile World Congress, each taking different approaches to the challenge.
  • F5 Networks focuses on alliances with mobile-device management vendors

    Posted February 21, 2012 - 2:34 pm

    F5 Networks says it has entered into technology-alliance agreements with several mobile-device management (MDM) vendors in order to optimize use of F5 Technologies remote-access software with MDM software used to manage smartphones and tablets.
  • Free service offers basic enterprise mobile management

    Posted February 13, 2012 - 6:28 pm

    A free new service lets IT groups quickly set up basic management of corporate and personal mobile devices running Android or Apple iOS.
  • How does mobile device management (MDM) work?

    Posted February 13, 2012 - 2:45 pm

    Enterprise IT and security teams are stretched thin by the growing number of mobile device types invading the enterprise -- many owned by employees -- the variety of OSs and the sheer volume of mobile apps users are requesting. Questions abound.
  • Sophos updates mobile device management platform

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 1:53 pm

    Latest version of Sophos Mobile Control includes reporting dashboard for compliance enforcement
  • Mobile device management -- what you should know

    Posted December 13, 2011 - 9:58 am

    As more and more iPads, iPhones and Android devices show up in the workplace -- the 'bring your own device' trend writ large -- IT shops have to figure out how to manage and secure them all. Columnist Ryan Faas has some advice. (Insider, registration required)
  • BlackBerry Mobile Fusion: For RIM, too little, too late

    Posted November 29, 2011 - 12:36 pm

    Research in Motion announces a new mobile device management platform that can handle Android and iOS devices, but it won't be available for at least three months.
  • RIM to offer multiplatform device management

    Posted November 29, 2011 - 1:11 am

    Research In Motion is taking on mobile device management for Android and Apple iOS devices as well as its own products, introducing the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion product on Tuesday.
  • 5 hot tech projects to boost your IT career

    Posted November 7, 2011 - 7:06 am

    Take the reins of any of these five forward-looking initiatives and become an IT hero in the eyes of upper management
  • Five steps to mobile device management and security

    Posted November 2, 2011 - 9:44 am

    First there were sewing-machine sized portable PCs, then laptops, the Newton, the Palm Pilot, and phones with built-in PDA functions. The iPhone led the way to the ubiquitous smartphone, and the iPad ushered in an era of tablets. Now wireless hotspots, printers, storage, and a variety of other devices are making their way onto your office network, possibly without the knowledge of managers.
  • Enterprise management tools coming to Android

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 10:13 am

    Could these features will be licensed at a cost, shifting Android to an open core business model?
  • Mobile device management for small business

    Posted September 29, 2011 - 4:45 pm

    Want to take advantage of the smartphone and tablet revolution so your business will be more productive and your employees more satisfied? Unfortunately, someone has to support all of those devices and platforms. And if that someone is you, you'll find that keeping up with the latest tech changes, managing disparate devices, and integrating them into your existing network take considerable time and energy. The time is well spent, however, because a smart mobile strategy--addressing issues such as wireless provisioning, device and application management, and security--is one of the best ways to prepare your business for the future.
  • Q&A: Sprint's take on the future of mobile device management

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 8:35 pm

    A question-and-answer session with Steve Coker, Sprint's Business Mobility Solutions general manager for product marketing
  • Managing mobile devices: 10 lessons learned, via Forrester

    Posted September 22, 2011 - 2:41 pm

    Modern CIOs and their IT department face a new, complex set of mobile device security and manageability challenges as employees bring in their various smartphones and tablets to the workplace, and as additional devices are rolled out across the enterprise.
  • Gartner: How to get a handle on mobile device management

    Posted June 24, 2011 - 6:47 am

    It was only a few years ago that mobile device management was as simple as using Research in Motion's BlackBerry Enterprise Server as the hub for all your devices.
  • Security shootout: PlayBook, iPad, Android

    Posted June 10, 2011 - 4:37 pm

    By now, CIOs everywhere have felt at least a little pressure to bring new-fangled tablets to the enterprise: Apple iPads, BlackBerry PlayBooks, even Android machines. But many claim security on tablets remains woefully immature--or is it?
  • Review

    How to protect smartphones and tablets

    Posted May 23, 2011 - 11:02 am

    Managing mobile devices entails a level of complexity unheard of in the traditional enterprise world of Windows desktops. MDM software needs to control devices from multiple manufacturers, running different versions of as many as five operating systems, tied to carrier networks with their own particular constraints.
  • Review

    Wavelink Avalanche 5 shows promise

    Posted May 23, 2011 - 1:33 am

    One of the largest mobile device managers is Wavelink — but their strength has been in hand-held scanners, WiFi industrial devices, and the mobile non-phone marketplace.
  • How mobile device management works

    Posted May 9, 2011 - 6:42 pm

    Smartphones have become anarchy in a pocket. They have the power of a full desktop system of just a decade ago, and that power is increasing quickly. Here's what you need to know about mobile device management.
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