Enterprise mobile management: Where do we go from here?
Mobile has become a mainstream tool for the vast majority of enterprise workers. Indeed, over the past three to four years, instead of being viewed as an emerging technology, it’s basically made the transition to a mature solution that’s been almost universally accepted.
That’s not to say mobile doesn’t have its challenges. The diversity of devices, unequal security capabilities, user ownership, and relatively short lifecycles often make it difficult for IT to cope. Mobile device management/enterprise mobile management (MDM/EMM) suites have been deployed by most organizations to manage the mobile device and workforce. From the dozens of vendors of three to four years ago, we’re now down to a handful of relevant solution providers. But do the traditional EMM vendors have a future? Below I’ll discuss some future trends/predictions our firm (J.Gold Associates, LLC.) has been researching.