The MAM/MDM impact of Apple’s iOS update: Is it time to call the bluff?

" . . . the new business features in iOS 7 will have a significant impact on MDM/MAM vendors, and Cortado is in the vanguard with support for Apple’s upcoming mobile OS refresh.”

So suggests a recent ZDNet article by Charles McLellan that details how Cortado’s Corporate Server 7 will play nice with Apple’s upcoming iOS upgrade. This speaks to an...

By Jim Casey, 11 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, BYOD, Devices, Enterprise, MDM.

MobileSpaces CEO David Goldschlag on iOS 7 and mobility’s “Holy Grail”

Enterprise mobility startup MobileSpaces has launched its 2.0 iteration, which claims to be the first mobile security software to support iOS 7.

The latest program combined iOS 7 functionality with Android app virtualisation technology, leading to a BYOD workspace that supports any app.

iOS 7 “rounds out the product”, according to CEO David Goldschlag.

“Enterprises were telling us that [they] want to manage their apps, and they want to embrace bring your own...

By James Bourne, 02 September 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Apple, BYOD, Enterprise, MDM, Mobile, Security.

The iOS’ing of OS X and a bring your own anything future

By Mike ReedIn versions of OS X prior to Lion (10.7), traditional "command and control" desktop management vendors offered client-based agents to continually monitor, manage, and control OS X desktops.  Most of these were originally developed based on a set of Apple technologies like Workgroup Manager which used configuration files placed in certain directories to change the behavior of OS X and enforce policies.  These agents would interact with corporate directory systems like Active Directory or Open Directory and...

By MobileIron, 30 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, BYOD, Development, Enterprise.

With Android malware increasingly sophisticated, how long before iOS falls?

Trend Micro’s latest summation of the mobile security landscape has revealed some pretty sorry findings in the Android space, although it’s not in the least bit unexpected if you’re a ‘fandroid’.

The cynical view, of course, is to dismiss this with the view of ‘yes, Android malware exists and causes vulnerabilities, move along, nothing to see here.’

And for the most part, you’d be right. But here’s a second opinion: malicious Droid hacking has only so far...

By James Bourne, 20 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, Enterprise, Mobile, Security.

Apple increases its enterprise commitment with iOS 7

Richard Absalom, Analyst, Consumer Impact TechnologyApple is due to launch its new mobile operating system, iOS 7, later in 2013. From the information that has already been made available it appears that this latest iteration of iOS will include a whole slew of additions to its enterprise management features, providing a greater increment of capabilities than in any previous release. While Apple has not changed its strategic focus on the consumer market, the features included in iOS 7 demonstrate that it is getting serious...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 20 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Consumers, Employees, Enterprise, MDM, Samsung.

Surveys shed light on the good and bad of Australian mobility

A series of research reports have recently been unleashed onto the market detailing the state of enterprise mobility in Australia.

The highlights of the research findings are as follows:

  • Apple rules the roost in the Australian enterprise – but it might not be for much longer
  • The Australian MDM market is forecast to grow at a comprehensive rate year on year between now and 2020
  • Yet a majority of Australian employees work remotely without BYOD provisions in place

First of all, the good. According to Frost & Sullivan, the Australian mobile device...

By James Bourne, 16 August 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Apple, Employees, Enterprise, MDM, Mobile.

Roambi advances its mobile BI portfolio

Fredrik Tunvall, Analyst, Information Management

Roambi recently made some major announcements about its mobile business intelligence (BI) portfolio. The company added a cloud-based version of its product and announced a new North American partner program. The company has already seen a lot of success as one of the early innovators in the mobile BI space, and its intuitive solution offers some strong opportunities, especially in the business-to-consumer (B2C) market. However, the company plays in an increasingly...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 30 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, B2B, Data, Enterprise, Mobile.

If MDM is Superman, MAM is Batman. (You decide who’s cooler.)

Rob Patey wrote a blog post earlier this week equating Mobile Device Management with the Man of Steel himself. He conjures up cool imagery, with mobility playing something of an IT nemesis — but a noble nemesis that will ultimately benefit users.  As he says:

Users aren’t trying to overthrow ITs sovereignty as part of some nefarious scheme, they are merely trying to get more work done...

By Jim Casey, 27 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, App Stores, Apple, BYOD, Employees, Enterprise, MDM.

Is your favourite app in the top 10 blacklisted enterprise apps?

Fiberlink, the enterprise mobility provider responsible for the MaaS360 software, has come up with research from millions of devices under its remit as to the least popular apps for enterprises – and cloud storage provider Dropbox was the number one banned app for both iOS and Android devices.

As reported by ZDNet, Dropbox was a presence across the board for blacklisted apps, but curiously also appeared in the top 10 iOS whitelisted apps. That’s not the case for Facebook, Netflix, SugarSync and...

By James Bourne, 10 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, BYOD, Cloud , Employees, Enterprise.

Apple the clear enterprise OS leader, despite Android consumer dominance

Consumer operating system and smartphone habits are not being aped in the enterprise, according to the latest report from MDM providers Good Technology.

The report, a quarterly Mobility Index for Q1 2013, revealed that iOS is still the main OS player in the enterprise, despite the stranglehold Android has on the consumer market.

Yet the gap could be closing. Even though iOS is responsible for three quarters of total device activations, according to the report, Android’s share of total device activations...

By James Bourne, 06 June 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Apple, Enterprise, MDM, Research, Tablet.