This Week’s Five: The Rise of Mobile Device Management

This Week’s Five is a weekly column of five interesting reads from all over the web, with a different topic each week. This week, we’ll explore the developments in mobile device management.

BYOD is now the buzz word in the IT industry. Mobile vendors now vie with each other in introducing solutions for enterprises – Samsung SAFE, BlackBerry security are  some new arrivals in this space. For enterprises, this is a strong indication that BYOD is here to stay and they must prepare themselves to cash in on its benefits. However, while reaping the benefits of BYOD and BYOA, enterprises have to face a variety of challenges. Following are some interesting articles that throw light on various aspects of BYOD, BYOA and Mobile Device Management (MDM) – the technology that helps IT teams to configure, manage and secure mobile devices from a central place.

Employees can’t do their jobs effectively without their mobile devices – A new survey finds that smart phones, tablets and other devices increase productivity, speed decision-making and responsiveness, and save lives.

60 percent of information workers will interact with content applications via a mobile device by 2015: Gartner – Gartner states that companies and governments must respond with strategies for supporting video on devices, whether it is owned by them or by their workers or customers.

BYOD grows, but disagreement remains over who should take the blame for security lapses -New research suggests that while employees are keen to use their own devices at work, they don’t really want to take the blame if it causes a security nightmare.

BYOA: Challenges and caveats for controlling the flood of personal apps What are the caveats of cloud-based applications? How to establish best practices for BYOA? How to manage applications on behalf of multiple users?

Instant insight: What is Mobile Device Management? –  In this Instant Insight, Forrester analyst Christian Kane explains what MDM is and where it is going.

With so much of potential in the BYOD movement, enterprises should establish a suitable Mobile Device Management (MDM) strategy and reap the benefits.

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