Secure mobile devices mean a secure organization. With all of the potential threats lurking out there looking to grab some precious data from a jailbroken iPhone, you can never be too careful when it comes to finding the right MDM solution for your business. That being said, in order to do so, its imperative that you are able to find the right resources to direct you in the right direction.
You could spend hours at your computer desk in a frantic search for some worthwhile documents on mobility management, only to come up with articles with thinly veiled biases pushing a particular product. What you need are expert approved resources, written by experts themselves. Below, Solutions Review have assembled a list of the top resources on mobile device management, complete with download and purchase links. That means, books, free online resources, tutorial videos, and some great LinkedIn groups for mobile device professionals!
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1. The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q4 2015
Mobility is front and center for companies as they look to transform the way employees do their jobs by giving them tools that fit in the context of the work they do. And mobility is often a catalyst for broader workforce enablement initiatives – with good reason. To assess the state of the EMM market and see how the vendors stack up against each other, Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of top EMM vendors. In the report, AirWatch by VMware is named a leader, with the highest score possible in 13 of the 25 evaluation categories.
2. 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites
The Gartner Magic Quadrant is one of the most influential research tools that IT buyers use to evaluate vendors and keep pace with the accelerating shift from Mobile Device Management activity to Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) strategy. Enterprise mobility management suites enable organizations to integrate and manage mobile devices in their IT infrastructures. End-user computing leaders must act amid rapid market changes to reach both short-term and long-term enterprise mobility objectives.
3. Enterprise Mobility Best Practices: MDM, Containerization, or Both?
Instead of having the MDM vs. containerization debate, enterprises should define device use cases and security requirements within the organization, and then decide which solutions best suit their needs. Organizations with all kinds of deployments – corporate-owned devices, BYOD or a combination of the two – are finding that MDM and containerization together provide flexibility, user enablement and enhanced security. Many organizations are choosing to deploy MDM and containerization together on the same devices, for a layered approach to security.
4. 2016 Gartner NAC Market Guide
Includes an in depth look at some of the biggest names in Network Access Control, industry insight for IT professionals looking to invest in NAC solutions, and important industry analysis and predictions. Network access control solutions enable organizations to implement policies for controlling device and user access to corporate networks. Security leaders should use this research to understand how to evaluate and select solutions to meet their operational requirements.
5. 2016 Mobile Device Management Buyer’s Guide
This 17-page document presents you with the questions you need to ask when considering an MDM solution and includes a reference guide to the top 28 Mobile Device Management solution providers. From Centrify to Kaseya, the Solutions Review Buyer’s Guide presents you with company overviews, solutions features, and a bottom line to encapsulate what makes each solution unique.
6. G2 Crowd
G2 Crowd is one of the largest business software peer review sites in the world, leveraging more than 70,000 user reviews to help solution-seekers make the best purchasing decisions. The G2 Crowd Grid is similar to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant in look and feel, though this one is a little more interactive and visually pleasing. The G2 Grid rates products based on the Business Intelligence products customer satisfaction and market presence. Selecting each product allows for a more detailed comparison, and only tools with 10 more reviews are shown. G2 Crowd also offers a free intuitive ‘Buying Assistant’ which helps narrow down your search even further, based on various organizational criteria. Like Gartner, G2 Crowd also offers up some tricks of the trade, providing detailed buying considerations to further assist buyers.
Capterra is a great resource for those who are unfamiliar with the current state of the enterprise Mobility Management market. It provides a simple way for readers to peruse vendors, read reviews and ratings, and gain a better understanding as to who the key players are. Capterra’s Add to Compare feature is handy for measuring solutions up against one another if there is a specific functionality on your wish list. What Capterra lacks in terms of sophisticated graphics and visuals it makes up for in ease-of-use.
8. Enterprise Wireless Mobility Management
Learn how to use Microsoft’s breakthrough Enterprise Mobility Suite to help securely manage all your BYOD and company-owned mobile devices: Windows, iOS, and Android. Two of the leading mobile device management experts at Microsoft show you how to systematically help protect employee privacy and corporate assets without compromising productivity. You’ll find best practices, step-by-step guidance, and real-world scenarios for every stage of planning, design, deployment, and administration.
9. Wireless And Mobile Device Security
In this book, you’ll will learn how MDM really works, what it does well, and what its limitations are; why IT s mindset has to evolve from locking down devices and networks to making data and applications accessible in a safe way; why the real challenge isn t personal devices, but mixing work and personal apps and data on a single device, regardless of whether they re personally-owned or corporate-deployed; how mobile app management works, and why (despite challenges) it may be the best approach for keeping corporate data secure; and how future developments could affect approaches to enterprise mobility management.
LinkedIn provides vendors and IT professionals alike a platform to exchange ideas and information regarding mobility management. The includes best practices, industry news, and a predictions as to what’s coming next for the world of EMM and BYOD. Some great mobility groups include Enterprise Mobility Management and Mobile Security, Network Security, BYOD, Security Analytics, and MDM.
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