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Android's Impact on Mobile Device Management


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June 12, 2012

Android's Impact on Mobile Device Management

By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor

Earlier this year, Reuters reported that currently in the U.S., Apple’s (News - Alert) iPhone is touted as the most popular smartphone, ranking above all Android devices. Still, over 600,000 Android devices are activated every day and the OS powers over 150 million devices all over the world. For companies implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategies, it is crucial that they understand the risks they must overcome when introducing multiple Android (News - Alert) devices into any corporate infrastructure.

Mobile device management provider MobileIron recently attended the Android Developers' Sandbox at Google (News - Alert) I/O, which occurred on May 10-11 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. Noted as the only enterprise security and app management company at Google I/O, the company displayed its robust Enterprise App Storefront features which enables companies to develop, distribute and secure Android apps with ease.

"Google I/O brings together creative, innovative companies and people all of whom are committed to creating an amazing Android user experience and community," stated Bryan Pelham, MobileIron's director of product management for Android. "We are especially pleased to be participating in the Android Developer Sandbox because our goal is to help multi-national companies welcome Android into their enterprise."

Working to successfully deploy its mobile device management suite within some of the biggest enterprises in the world, MobileIron is assisting CIOs as business data and applications are migrated to smart phones and tablets.

In order to educate the public of the benefits that can be seen with leveraging the organization’s solution, the mobile device management provider has revealed that it will be hosting a not-to-miss event in conjunction with GigaOM Pro titled, “Android’s Enterprise Role in 2012” on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. PDT, in which attendees will be provided with detailed information about MobileIron's Android solution.

Topics to be highlighted include:

  • Five steps to be mindful of when preparing your organization for the introduction of Android devices
  • How to enhance security within Android smartphones and tablets
  • The best Android devices to select which will meet individual company and BYOD deploymentsrequirements
  • What really needs to be done during the Android registration process

Various firms are already leveraging the company’s portfolio to enhance productivity on the go, while simultaneously keeping confidential data safe from cyber threats including the Houston Texans, an NFL team in search of a MDM platform that would allow players to study new plays via an array of different smartphones.

After looking at multiple vendors in the space, the prestigious team decided to begin to utilize MobileIron’s offering as it was recommended by its partner, CDW.

 When the MobileIron platform was selected, CDW then got in touch with Mission Critical Wireless (News - Alert) (MCW), the only provider at this time that can complete installs on behalf of MobileIron for CDW clients. The business then worked closely with the Houston Texans to ensure they completely comprehended the mobile device management strategy that was to be implemented.

According to an IT team employee, “The Mobility Solutions Engineer that MCW provided took time to explain the installation and best practices no matter how long it took. Overall, she was very patient and a pleasure to work with.”

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Edited by Braden Becker

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