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  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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?

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