The BYOD (bring your own device) trend has no desire to slow down. Predictions from mobility analysts all point to more personal devices being used for work and even more business apps being deployed. Even organizations that don’t support BYOD programs are forced to deal with the issue. As a result, enterprise mobility is one of the fastest changing areas for IT with more device and application options and ways for users to use them for work.
User expectations are also changing; the mobile workforce wants more flexibility without having to sacrifice privacy and control. On the other hand, IT administrators have to deal with much more sophisticated security threats, not to mention a diverse collection of endpoints to protect. To stay on top of all of the new mobile platforms, operating systems, devices, security threats and growing user expectations, the enterprise mobility solutions are evolving as well.
The primary enterprise mobility management solutions fall into three categories: Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM) and Mobile Content Management (MCM). However, today many vendors are blurring the lines between these options and offering comprehensive solutions that addresses devices, applications and content in a single suite. What’s more, a number of solutions are offered in product packages or bundles, and some integrate with other enterprise systems, adding additional options and functionality.
We and IBM understand your agenda where employees shall be more efficient and perform work wherever they are. The mobile device is the natural choice for this. This journey is of course both a technical challenge as well as a “people” challenge due to fact that mobile devices are very personal. Privacy versus business separation in all possible aspects is not a simple task.
IBM provides an on-premise solution for securing company-owned or employee-owned mobile devices that access corporate resources.
IBM addresses issues of security, complexity and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies across a unified platform that spans Apple iOS, Google Android, Samsung APIs, Windows 8 Phone, Blackberry and Nokia Symbian platforms.
It provides visibility across the enterprise to reveal which mobile devices employees and others connected to the network are using – with security to ensure devices, data and access remain safe. IBM’s Enterprise Mobility Management solution is available via either a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution or on-premise.