re: MDM As Mobile Strategy, Career Necessity
I think this article starts to help paint the larger picture of where the mobile advantage is going. ItGÇÖs not about saying GÇ£noGÇ¥. ItGÇÖs about productivity enablement and competitive advantage while keeping corporate governance in check with technology.
The company I work for deals with thousands of customers implementing Mobile Device Management (MDM).
Step 1 of MDM
We find that the first step IT managers want is visibility into what devices are accessing their mail and Wi-Fi networks, then they want to begin managing the devices. This starts out as the basic blocking and tackling of passcodes, encryption, wiping, location based services.
Step 2 of MDM
A few months later, they realize that an MDM solution is more than that. They begin getting requests from sales and marketing functions for applications. When they get asked about delivering content and documents to the devices outside of e-mail, that is when a light bulb goes off! IT staff are the new enablers.
Accenture's HarrisGÇÖs #4 point is dead on. A good example of this is what Pinterest has on their website for potential employees. Equipment: Whatever you need to be productive is what you should be using. Usually, that means lots of trips to the Apple Store. @JonathanMDale