Mobilie Device Management (MDM) may soon be joining the likes of computing and enterprise wireless network control in the Cloud according to Gartner. At a recent Gartner Summit they outline that while 85% of Mobile Device Management (MDM) product purchases are in-house software and management consoles there is actually a shift towards cloud-based MDM solutions.
At the top of their list of MDM solution providers offering cloud management capabilities are AirWatch, Fiberlink, MobileIron, Zenprise and Notify Technology. One reason for this shift to the cloud is speed of deployment. Gartner Analyst Phillip Redman is quoted as saying, “It’s getting to the point where it takes less then 24 hours to get your users up and going.” Read the entire CIO article here and see more from the Gartner IT Infrastructure and Operations Management Summit.