Resources for Mastering Mobility
There are many facets to mobility. From data security and legal compliance to mobile device usage policies and file sharing solutions, itâ€™s not easy to stay current on recommended best practices. Who can you turn to for the information and resources you need to make better mobile-related decisions?
Whether youâ€™re just beginning your research or already have an EMM solution in place, look to Tech Orchard for improving your mobile know-how. Below, weâ€™ve gathered some of our favorite whitepapers, e-books and more from reputable vendors within the mobile space. Weâ€™ve also dedicated our blog to providing you with timely updates, how-tos and must-haves for getting the most out of your mobile strategy.
Interested in resources not seen on our site? Keep checking back for new materials, or contact us directly with questions.
IDCâ€™s Enterprise Mobility Management Market Shares 2015
With EMM platforms evolving from tactical device management tools to broader unified end-user computing management platforms, weâ€™re seeing a shift in the marketplace and a dominant rise of just a a few key players: AirWatch by VMware and Blackberry/Good Technology specifically. This IDC study analyzes the EMM market in 2015, ranking the top 14 vendors by revenue and providing the market trends and events that helped shape the market landscape in 2015.
Curious whatâ€™s down the road? Download your copy of the report to learn more about the current state of the EMM market and where trends and statistics indicate it’s heading.
Conquering Your Mobile Fears: The Enterprise Checklist
As mobility infiltrates our lives, itâ€™s no surprise that employees are looking to leverage the features and benefits of mobile devices in the workplace. Yet audit committees, C-suite executives and boards of directors alike are often putting the brakes on going mobile because of its inherent risks and unknowns. To solve this conflict, companies are turning to EMM to reduce the costs associated with creating a controlled, secure environment without sacrificing employee engagement.
Use this checklist, which follows Tech Orchardâ€™s proprietary four-step mobile management process, to help get your decision makers on board and make mobility work for you.
Mobile Content Management
Many companies today are looking for a way to allow employees to access mobile content anytime, anywhere. Yet being able to do so securely is key. Thatâ€™s why AirWatchÂ® has created Secure Content Lockerâ„˘, a tool that protects sensitive content in a corporate container while ensuring users have a central application to securely access the latest sales materials, board books, financial reports or otherwise from their mobile devices.
Learn more about Secure Content Lockerâ€™s complete capabilities, as well as the benefits it could bring to your business in this overview article.
The Productivity Transformation: Secure Content Collaboration on the Go
Todayâ€™s employees carry business in the palm of their hands, working with it anywhere and everywhere. But while mobile content is great for productivity and collaboration, is it safe for business? Gain insight into common collaboration tools, like email and consumer sync and share apps, and discover the key elements of an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution that successfully enables secure content collaboration, even for employees on the go.
Download the whitepaper to learn ways todayâ€™s organizations can successfully secure mobile content and who can ultimately benefit.
Stories of Business Transformation
The right Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution has the power to do more than just shore up data security. It has the potential to altogether change your organization â€” just likeAirWatchÂ® by VMware has transformed the way more than 16,000 companies around the world do business. After implementing AirWatch, one company saw a 90% reduction in time spent management and deploying mobile devices, while another saved over $150,000 on paper and printing costs â€” with their first 15 devices alone.
If youâ€™re wondering what critical aspects of your business could be positively impacted by the right EMM solution, view the 10 short case studies in this e-book.
2015 Executive Enterprise Mobility Report
CITO Research and Apperian surveyed hundreds of mobile professionals about their top enterprise mobility challenges, plans for equipping employees with mobile apps and how they are driving value with mobility. This report breaks down the results to identify in which areas the most successful companies are investing, how organizations plan to make the most of mobility and which apps will transform todayâ€™s enterprise.
Download the report today to benchmark yourself against your peers, and learn how to move ahead by implementing a mobile application lifecycle.
The New BYOD: Best Practices for a Productive BYOD Program
A Google Trends search for â€śBYODâ€ť reveals it is a fairly new term, appearing in news publications for the first time in late 2011. BYOD is one part of a much larger, deeper-rooted trend: the consumerization of IT. Where IT leaders were once solely concerned with reining in all the unapproved devices accessing the corporate network, a recent Intel and readwrite report that shows 49 percent of U.S. IT managers â€śstrongly agree that BYOD improves worker productivity.â€ť
The next era of BYOD has arrived, and IT departments are thinking about it as a strategic value-add rather than a threat that needs to be controlled.
Top 10 Reasons You Donâ€™t Need MDM
Face it. Smartphones are a fad. Tablets? Simply an unruly smartphone that got too big for its britches. Who needs them? Unfortunately, there are those employees who buy into the hype, who believe that there are employees who want to use these new types of devices to be mobile, to actually do work on any device from any location. They will tell you that mobility is part of a new way of doing business that will save the organization money and increase agility. They will tell you that you need to deploy a solution for mobile device management (MDM).
If youâ€™re unsure, simply read this e-book for proof you can do without it! *wink, wink*
Enterprise Mobility Best Practices: MDM, Containerization or Both?
MDM is still considered the preferred method for BYOD security. As application-level management through containerization has continued to grow in popularity, MDM has kept pace. Rather than replacing one with the other, companies have realized that both MDM and application-level management are still relevant for different device deployments, and in some cases, provide additional functionality and security if they coexist together on the same device.
Instead of having the MDM vs. containerization debate, get the information you need to decide which solutions best suit your needs.
Mobilize Your Corporate Content and Apps
Many companies still rely on email as the â€śkiller appâ€ť that enables employees to communicate outside of the office. But, letâ€™s face it, checking email and responding outside of the office is not exactly â€śworkingâ€ť so much as removing a few obstacles, moving things along and keeping up appearances. In todayâ€™s world, mobile collaboration has so much more potential to unlock true productivity and facilitate real work in real time, but most companies have only scratched the surface.
Learn how you can give your employees access to resources behind the firewall while securing your data with authorization, encryption and containerization policies.
Enterprise Mobility Management â€” The Big Bang Theory
The boundaries between working â€śin the office,â€ť â€śon the road,â€ť or â€śat homeâ€ť have been blurred by the untethered power of smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices. Employees expect the flexibility to work on the devices they choose, and employers have come to expect always-on availability. That business requirement often conflicts with those in charge of securing corporate networks and data.
To maximize mobility, a nuanced strategy is the order of the day. For mobilityâ€™s transformative potential to be realized, IT needs to become a business partner that understands business drivers and then devises the technology roadmap to support everyoneâ€™s goals.
Document Sharing on Mobile Devices
The first wave of the enterprise mobility phenomenon is well underway, as many organizations begin to formalize the previously non-sanctioned art and science of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the workplace. The typical BYOD program secures the most basic mobile applicationsâ€”email, calendar and contactsâ€”through a combination of mobile application management (MAM) and mobile device management (MDM). Now thereâ€™s a new challenge afoot.
Examine the challenges of managing content on mobile devices and discover one solution for secure document sharing.
Mobile Device Management (MDM) Policies
MaaS360 is designed to give you maximum control over mobile devices, so you can reduce risks to your corporate data without jeopardizing employee productivity. It will watch over your devices, both employee-owned and those provided by the corporation, making sure they comply with corporate security policies. You can set it up so that you donâ€™t have to do anything if devices fall out of complianceâ€”MaaS360 can take action automatically.
Discover 10 Mobile Device Management (MDM) best practices developed by the team at MaaS360 and just how the MaaS360 platform can help you address follow them.