Mobile Device Management (MDM) - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21730 en BlackBerry hopes new version of BES will help regain lost ground http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-hopes-new-version-of-bes-will-help-regain-lost-ground-237068?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p>BlackBerry will launch a new version of its enterprise management server software later this year that the company hopes will strengthen its business with major corporations and help turn around its fortunes.</p> <p>The software lets corporate IT managers handle deployment of services and manage security on BlackBerry phones used within their companies.</p> Mobile Technology Security BlackBerry Mobile Device Management (MDM) Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:06:54 +0000 admin 237068 at http://www.infoworld.com Sencha launches Space to manage HTML5 apps on smartphones and tablets http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/sencha-launches-space-manage-html5-apps-smartphones-and-tablets-235659?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p>Sencha has introduced Space, aiming to make it easier for IT departments to manage HTML5 apps running on Android, iOS or BlackBerry devices.</p> <p>Sencha is best known for its cross-platform development tools designed to let users create customized HMTL5 apps for PCs and mobile devices. But as more enterprises allow users bring their own devices to work, there is an increasing need for a tool that manages these apps, the company said on Tuesday.</p> Mobile Technology Mobile Apps Mobile Device Management (MDM) Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:36:21 +0000 admin 235659 at http://www.infoworld.com Why VMware paid $1.5 billion to leap into mobile http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-technology/why-vmware-paid-15-billion-leap-mobile-235023?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/man_with_smartphone.jpg" alt="Why VMware paid $1.5 billion to leap into mobile" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Mobile Technology Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Technology Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 235023 at http://www.infoworld.com Beyond virtualization: Why VMware bought AirWatch http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-device-management-mdm/beyond-virtualization-why-vmware-bought-airwatch-234800?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/virtualization-vmware.jpg" alt="Beyond virtualization: Why VMware bought AirWatch" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>From the outside, EMC VMware buying mobile device management outfit AirWatch doesn't seem like much of a fit. Mobile Technology Mobile Device Management (MDM) Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 234800 at http://www.infoworld.com VMware acquires AirWatch to boost mobile management http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/vmware-acquires-airwatch-boost-mobile-management-234754?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p>EMC VMware has reached a deal to acquire mobile management specialist AirWatch for $1.54 billion, as it aims let users manage PCs, mobile devices, and applications using its products.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard EMC VMware M&A Mobile Apps Mobile Device Management (MDM) Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:32:26 +0000 admin 234754 at http://www.infoworld.com 10 big virtualization and cloud stories from 2013 http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/10-big-virtualization-and-cloud-stories-2013-233450?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p>Those of us who have spent much of our IT careers wrapped up inside of a nice, warm cocoon of virtualization were fortunate to have front row seats to another great year, as virtualization technologies continued to flourish in 2013. Virtualization remained a key component in the modern data center, and cloud computing continued to grow in importance -- both of which helped take all things virtual in a number of interesting directions.</p> Virtualization Citrix Systems Server Virtualization Cloud Storage Virtual Desktop Mobile Device Management (MDM) SDN Cloud Computing Security Virtualization Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:07:42 +0000 David Marshall 233450 at http://www.infoworld.com It's time to get over the BYOD obsession http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/its-time-get-over-the-byod-obsession-232805?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/byod_path.jpg" alt="It's time to get over the BYOD obsession" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>You know a trend is over when everyone is trying to milk it with the same old clich├ęs or trying to use it for all sorts of other purposes. The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon joins that group.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology BYOD Mobile Device Management (MDM) Smartphones Tablets Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 232805 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Best tools for mobile device management http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/review-best-tools-mobile-device-management-232363?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p>Mobile device management tools make sense when you are trying to control who can access your enterprise network and applications from particular phones and tablets. But to effectively evaluate these products, you should first identify what you're trying to control: the apps on particular devices, the pairing of a user with his device, the device itself, or the files on each device.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Tools IDG Insider Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 uphan 232363 at http://www.infoworld.com The real reason Obama can't swap his BlackBerry for an iPhone http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-real-reason-obama-cant-swap-his-blackberry-iphone-232525?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/smartphone_security.jpg" alt="The real reason Obama can't swap his BlackBerry for an iPhone" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Alexander Shirokov</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Android BYOD BlackBerry iOS Mobile Device Management (MDM) Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 232525 at http://www.infoworld.com A clear-eyed guide to Android's actual security risks http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/clear-eyed-guide-androids-actual-security-risks-232034?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/android_security.jpg" alt="A clear-eyed guide to Android's actual security risks" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto (lock)</p></em></div> Mobile Technology Security Android BYOD Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Security Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 232034 at http://www.infoworld.com BlackBerry upgrades BES to improve Android, iOS management http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-upgrades-bes-improve-android-ios-management-231997?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p>BlackBerry has upgraded its management platform Enterprise Server 10 (BES10) with more features for managing Android and iOS smartphones and has also improved scalability to lower overall costs.</p> <p>BlackBerry's problems are well documented, but the company is soldiering on. On Monday, the company posted <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/120213-blackberry-276505.html">an open letter</a> from CEO John Chen that emphasized its renewed focus on the enterprise market.</p> Mobile Technology Android BlackBerry iOS Mobile Device Management (MDM) Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:36:40 +0000 admin 231997 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft's Desktop Optimization Pack gets Win 8.1 management capabilities http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsofts-desktop-optimization-pack-gets-win-81-management-capabilities-231968?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p>The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) suite of IT management tools has been updated with support for Windows 8.1 device and application management and Office 2013 virtualization.</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Mobile Device Management (MDM) Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:41:25 +0000 admin 231968 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM acquires Fiberlink as mobile-security strategy keystone http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/ibm-acquires-fiberlink-mobile-security-strategy-keystone-230822?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p>IBM announced on Wednesday an agreement to acquire Fiberlink Communications, saying the purchase is a key part of a broader mobile-security strategy to provide assurance in transactions conducted via devices such as iPhones and Android smartphones.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Security The Industry Standard BYOD M&A Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Security Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:43:37 +0000 admin 230822 at http://www.infoworld.com Management vendors race to help move BlackBerry users to Android and iOS http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/management-vendors-race-help-move-blackberry-users-android-and-ios-230343?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p>Mobile management vendors like Good Technology and MobileIron are increasing efforts to pitch Android and iOS as alternatives to BlackBerry, thanks to improved security and management tools.</p> Mobile Technology Android BlackBerry iOS Mobile Device Management (MDM) Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:56:35 +0000 admin 230343 at http://www.infoworld.com The truth about Samsung Knox for Android security http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-truth-about-samsung-knox-android-security-229994?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/smartphone_security.jpg" alt="The truth about Samsung Knox for Android security" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Alexander Shirokov</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Security Samsung Android Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Security Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 229994 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 ways IT can prepare for wearable devices at work http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/5-ways-it-can-prepare-wearable-devices-work-230127?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p>Just when IT execs are getting a handle on how to accommodate employees' personal smartphones and tablets in the workplace, the technology industry has thrown up a new challenge -- wearable computers.</p> <p>These devices are just starting to trickle into the marketplace, but now is the time for enterprises to start thinking about how to control these new gadgets and also how to leverage them.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Consumer Electronics Mobile Device Management (MDM) IDG Insider Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:48:21 +0000 admin 230127 at http://www.infoworld.com Alcatel-Lucent challenges Cisco, Brocade unified access http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/alcatel-lucent-challenges-cisco-brocade-unified-access-228861?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p><a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/100813-alcatel-lucent-to-cut-15000-jobs-274609.html" target="_blank">Alcatel-Lucent</a> is offering its enterprise switch users a free software upgrade to converge wired Ethernet networks with wireless from Aruba Networks.</p> <p>Aruba and Alcatel-Lucent have had a longtime partnership to jointly market and integrate each other's products. This software upgrade is an extension of that and is designed to bring all campus networking products under one view with consistent BYOD management.</p> Mobile Technology Networking Security Access Control BYOD Network Management Network Switch Mobile Device Management (MDM) Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:57:42 +0000 admin 228861 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 things to consider while preparing for the end of BlackBerry http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/5-things-consider-while-preparing-the-end-of-blackberry-228655?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p>With BlackBerry <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/12/blackberry-for-sale-smartphone-market">on</a><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2047244/grim-future-ahead-for-fans-of-worthless-blackberry.html"> life</a><a href="http://allthingsd.com/20131009/the-layoffs-have-begun-at-blackberry/" target="_blank"> support</a>,&nbsp;it's time to accept the likelihood that there won't be a BlackBerry a year from now. Your business be in for a rude awakening if it relies on the once-mighty smartphone for mobile communication and productivity.</p> Mobile Technology BlackBerry Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Security Smartphones Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:14:17 +0000 admin 228655 at http://www.infoworld.com Gartner: The Top 10 IT-altering predictions for 2014 http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/gartner-the-top-10-it-altering-predictions-2014-228419?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p>Gartner analysts today whipped out their always interesting and sometimes controversial look at what the consultancy thinks will impact the IT arena in the near future.</p> <p>Some of the technology trends are not new The so-called Internet of Things and cloud computing for example, but there are some hot new areas&nbsp; like 3D printing and software-defined networking that will be making an impact on IT sooner rather than later.</p> Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Networking IT Management Hybrid Cloud Mobile Apps Printers Mobile Device Management (MDM) SDN Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:46:43 +0000 admin 228419 at http://www.infoworld.com Gartner to IT shops: 'Game over' for BlackBerry http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/gartner-it-shops-game-over-blackberry-227736?source=rss_mobile_device_management_(mdm) <p>Respected analyst firm Gartner is set to recommend that all BlackBerry enterprise customers find alternatives to the struggling vendor's smartphones and enterprise management software over the next six months.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard BlackBerry IT Management Mobile Device Management (MDM) Smartphones Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:40:47 +0000 admin 227736 at http://www.infoworld.com