Mobile Device Management plays a crucial role in any organization that supports the modern workforce mobility and supporting solutions like BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and managed mobility, which offer a secure, controlled, and flexible work environment like working beyond business hours, from remote locations, or field-based jobs.
Enterprises need MDM solutions to protect sensitive corporate data and applications, manage and monitor mobile devices used for business, en-masse security updates, policies and deployments on devices, remote management of real-time device tracking. Read the article to know what MDM traditionally offers, why it should evolve and where is it heading in the future.
According to Zion Research Analysis 2016 – Global MDM revenue is expected to rise from USD 1.35 Million in 2015 to 5.15 Million in 2021
Future Marketing Insights, report on Mobile device management Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 – 2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018 – 2028, predicts, global MDM market size to register a global CAGR of 22.9% during 2018 – 2028.
Traditional MDM solutions provided capabilities like device provisioning, policy enforcement, asset management, administration, and reporting. But a modern-day cloud-based Enterprise Mobile Device Management solution like Scalefusion has evolved to support many more features like:
Here, we should be aware that most companies are offering these capabilities and hence there is an ongoing competition amongst MDM players in the market. However, the new buzzword is Enterprise Mobility Management that combines the best parts of MDM, MCM, Identity and Access Management and MAM, and the popularity of UEM can also not be ignored. So, to sustain the fluctuations, MDM needs to evolve into something better and bigger!
Vendors today offer a lot of features in their MDM arsenal, but they compete not only with each other but are also pitted against the PC management giants like Microsoft’s Systems Center and Windows Intune, Dell KACE, LanDesk, etc., endpoint security vendors (Symantec, McAfee, etc.) and even network management vendors (Juniper, Cisco, etc.) who are expanding their domain to MDM solutions.
The competition will be fierce for pure-play MDM vendors and the future can be predicted with the following influences:
->Difficulty in tracking down the total number of IoT devices in corporate network their
->The ease of connecting to any network makes them susceptible to malware
->Most security solutions do not address IoT device enrollment, management, and control.
MDM is not dead. During these emerging market concepts, newly-coined terms and customer expectations, MDM needs to evolve into something more relevant, agile and stronger. It will ultimately aim to converge all these capabilities into one single solution that can easily be integrated into the existing or transforming enterprise technologies, IT system management, communications software or workforce management tools to drive interoperability, synergy, productivity, cost-efficient IT processes, and excellent decision-making across teams.
According to Tim Williams, the Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Strategy at FileWave, “The struggle to define best practices for MDM and client management continues to this day…All we need to worry about is how these devices will be managed.”
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