When it comes to mobile device management, there are plenty of solutions out there to help get the job done. But when it comes to just which solution is ideal to go with that can be where the problems come into play. The sheer multitude of options makes selecting one option in particular extremely difficult, but for mobile device management that can really get the job done, MobileIron is a great place to start looking.
Selecting just the right mobile device management system for a business, especially one looking to embark on a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) philosophy is far from a simple matter, but MobileIron helps to make things a little easier on its users by offering up support for all phone device types including comparatively lesser-supported OS solutions like Symbian, Windows Phone, and HP's WebOS, as well as more established names in the field like Android (News - Alert), BlackBerry and iOS. While it's still working on getting its desktop operating systems into the fold, the sheer array of support for phone types gives this one a definite edge over many of its competitors.
But it's not just the mobile phone support that gives MobileIron extra distinction over its competitors in the market; as the company also allows for a higher focus on the user, which is downright necessary given that the users are the ones essentially driving the BYOD movement. The mobile device management provider can also help keep costs down by offering extra information about sudden increases in device usage, as well as extra support for all those mobile apps that the user base is demanding.
While there are indeed plenty of options out there for those looking to entire the BYOD movement and, with it, bring in a mobile device management system in a bid to keep all those devices under better central control, MobileIron will go a long way towards providing the necessary features to helping keep costs down and the system flowing smoothly.
Edited by Jamie Epstein