Have you reviewed mobile trends predictions from the previous year? Thomas Husson, principal analyst at Forrester Research, revisited his mobile trends predictions for 2012. We’ll review the key trends highlighted last year to assist managed services providers (MSPs) with developing a competitive mobile device management (MDM) strategy for 2013. MSPs can learn from Husson’s predictions by tackling scalable approaches to delivering mobile services, narrowing strategies by devices, and providing relevant mobile content.
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The third-generation Apple iPad is available at Apple Stores today. For consumers, it’s a new Apple product that they will no doubt grab off the shelves (or purchase online) at a rapid pace. But for businesses, or more specifically for business IT departments and MSPs, the new iPad is another product that they must support and manage from a security perspective. And According to Amtel CEO PJ Gupta, the new iPad presents new issues for IT departments to grapple with. The most glaring of all? Added bandwidth.
More news to bring you on the mobile device management (MDM) front, one of the most in-demand managed services of 2012. This time it’s StillSecure, the managed network security provider, that’s getting into the MDM game.
Holding true to the promise ManageEngine President Raj Sabhlok (pictured) made in early February 2011, the IT management software provider and division of Zoho Corp. has expanded its Desktop Central management solution to include mobile device management (MDM) software functions for the iOS platform that includes Apple iPhone and iPad. ManageEngine made the announcement at the Mobile World Congress 2012 conference.
ManageEngine, the IT management software provider, has developed a mobile app for Apple’s iPad. ManageEngine is expected to demo the app, part of the IT360 management platform, at Mobile World Congress (Feb. 27-March 1, Barcelona).
Mobile device management (MDM) systems and enterprise security systems are starting to converge. An example: Zenprise, an MDM software provider, has joined the Palo Alto Networks Technology Partner Program. The result: Zenprise MobileManager MDM software now interoperates with Palo Alto Networks’ firewalls.
When I spoke with Amtel CEO PJ Gupta in January, he described the dangers that unsecured mobile devices present for enterprise companies. The Holiday season had just ended and millions of new mobile devices were unwrapped and making their way toward those already overwhelmed business networks. Now one month later, the mobile device management (MDM) and telecom expense management software provider has released a free version of its MDM solution to help enterprises protect their business networks.
If you haven’t noticed, mobile devices are kind of “in” these days. Android phones and tablets, iPads, every version of the iPhone, Blackberrys, Windows Phones. There’s a new version of something, or everything, every day. It’s enough information and brand name overload to make covering mobile device trends an impossible task if, say, your job is to cover mobile device trends. Hey, you try being smarter than a smartphone.
ManagEngine, the IT management software provider owned by Zoho Corp., hopes to make some noise at Mobile World Congress (Feb. 27-March 1, Barcelona, Spain). Indeed, ManageEngine is set to debut its mobile device management (MDM) solution for Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad) devices at the event.
Netology Technology Services, a managed IT services provider in Stamford, Conn., has hired Gladston Grant as its new director of managed services and support. In his new role, Grant will lead Netology’s IT support department and enable the MSP’s business customers to focus solely on revenue-generating projects.