Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) refers to a broad set of tools and services that allows organizations to manage and secure mobile devices, mobile applications and corporate data.
Enterprise Mobility Management encompasses services such as :
Mobile devices have become indispensable tools for enterprise workers. They increase employee productivity and service quality, as well as customer satisfaction.
In fact, IDC (International Data Corporation) estimates that the number of global workers bringing their own smartphones to work will reach 328 million in 2017, up from an estimated 175 million in 2014.
As more executives and employees rely on their tablets, smartphones and other devices at work and on the move, the ability to deliver a wide range of content while maintaining associated levels of control is at the heart of many mobile strategies.
These strategies formerly comprised core horizontal productivity tools, such as email, contacts and calendar. Today, however, enterprises require a wide range of mobile apps to increase productivity:
As mobility spreads across the enterprise, mobile platforms are shifting from individual device management to broad integrated end-user computing management.
Today, EMM suites typically support a wide range of security initiatives. They deliver management and security functionality to endpoints beyond smartphones and tablets, including laptops, PCs and even IoT devices.
This evolution from device-centric controls to apps and data management reflects the need for mobility strategies that support extended use cases — including partners, contractors, and temporary workers who may require access to certain business apps and data without needing enterprise devices or extensive service levels.
EMM suites help integrate mobile devices in corporate systems, technology life cycles and security frameworks:
Implementing an enterprise mobility strategy often requires to select a combination of software vendors in mobile application management, an enterprise app store, mobile device management, mobile content management or mobile application security.
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