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Enterprise mobility management options: MDM, MAM and MIM

The influx of mobile devices in the enterprise and the barrage of products to manage them has sparked debate over enterprise mobility management — specifically, whether IT admins focus on managing mobile devices, applications or information.

With more than 100 vendors in the enterprise mobility management market today, it’s a major challenge to cut through the noise and identify the best tools and techniques to enable viable, sustainable, cost-effective mobile IT strategies. Perhaps the biggest questions relate to the feature set required for successful mobile operations and how to deploy the right combination of products and services. But with so many new technologies and products appearing on the market, there’s a danger that functional overlap and complexity could quickly sink even the most well-intentioned and well-thought-out processes. Simplicity is the key to success, but as always, such simplicity is never realized on day one.

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//Richard

Mobile Application Management (MAM) = Complete Mobile Workplace?

September 28, 2012 1 comment

Ok, so I’ve been looking at some of the players out there that say they have a “MAM” product and everybody seem so hooked on talking about MAM and how that’s gonna solve all the needs of a Mobile Workplace… and to be totally frank I think that people tend to run to fast with new cool and hip buzz-words or solutions.

To start of with, what is the definition of a MAM system? This is a pretty good summary I’d say that I stole from WikiPedia;

Mobile Application Management (MAM) describes software and services that accelerate and simplify the creation of internally developed or “in-house” enterprise mobile applications. It also describes the deployment and management of in-house and commercially available mobile apps used in business settings on both company-provided and “bring your own” smartphones and tablet computers.

Mobile application management has also been defined as “the strategy and process around developing/procuring, securing, deploying, accessing, configuring, updating and removing (business) applications from mobile devices used by the employees. To read more at wikipedia click here…”

And does a solution like this provide all the capabilities for businesses today for a complete Mobile Workplace?

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