In just over a week, several new mobile devices have been introduced to the market from three major tech companies. With this IT departments will now have even more devices to try and manage. This has led mobile device management (MDM) to become a top priority for many IT decision makers.
Gartner analysts presented information during the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo that showed 65 percent of organizations will adopt some kind of MDM system over the next five years to help stay ahead of security concerns that go along with mobile devices.
According to the data, these gadgets come in three main categories: trusted devices provided by the company, those that are tolerated and others that are not supported at all. During the presentation they also predicted that 90 percent of enterprises will support two or more mobile operating systems by 2017.
“Organizations will find it hard to achieve an efficient mobile-support system if all platforms are not managed the same way under enterprise requirements,” said Phil Redman, research vice president at Gartner. “Like PCs, mobile devices are forms of client access devices, and the policies for them should be similar in strength but optimized for mobile usage to those governing PCs.”
With many companies including government agencies switching to the latest devices, Redman pointed out that MDM solutions need to focus on both security and application support.
IT departments, while focusing on managing devices, should also consider networking solutions to make sure adding gadgets is not going crash a network. IT consulting firms like CTI Technology can help any business with their bring-your-own-device policies and instill confidence that a mobile solution will work.
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IT departments, while focusing on managing devices, should also consider networking solutions to make sure adding gadgets is not going crash a network.