The top enterprise mobility management resources - February 2018 Edition

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This article is your guide to everything you need to know about enterprise mobility management and related topics. If you’re new to EMM, you can learn the basics. If you’re already familiar, bookmark this to find key resources. And if you want to know our world-view on anything, we’ve got that, too.

This article gets updated every few months, most recently on February 20, 2018. For daily EMM news and opinions, head to the BrianMadden.com homepage, our RSS feed, my Twitter account, or our Friday Notebook series.

What is EMM and why should you care?

In the past, I would point to articles like In the mobile/cloud era, it’s just how we do things, this 5-part series on the state of EMM, or this article about “workspace” management. But in 2018, I think it’s safe to say that everybody “gets” EMM now. Of course, we’re always watching to see what’s next, like wearable devices, machine learning, and voice assistants.

Understanding mobile device and app management

While everyone gets what EMM is and why we have it, there’s still a lot of complexity to unravel. Here are a few places to start:

For some recent thought on MDM, MAM, BYOD, and use cases, read:

Identity management

If EMM applies to the mobile part of the “mobile/cloud era,” identity and access management is one of the most important technologies for dealing with the cloud part (at least from the end user perspective). See:

Mobile security and mobile threat defense

Mobile devices have a completely different threat model than desktop operating systems. See:

Apple and iOS MDM resources

Most of Apple’s official iOS and macOS MDM documentation is pretty easy to find these days:

iOS updates are usually announced in June and roll out in September with new iPhone models, and for a few years now their have been significant spring updates as well. Here’s the most recent information:

Google and Android MDM resources

We all know the Android MDM story: Originally, Android didn’t have great MDM capabilities, so OEMs like Samsung added their own. Then in 2014 and 2015, Android for Work came along, and now it’s just called Android enterprise. Things are really moving fast now, as it’s been required long enough that it should be pretty much everywhere, and even Samsung Knox has been re-architected to utilize Android enterprise features. Most recently, Google announced the Android Enterprise Recommended device program. Here’s where to find more information:

Samsung Knox provides EMM features that can be used on top of (and underneath) Android enterprise. See:

Windows 10 MDM and Unified Endpoint Management

Windows 10 brought Modern Management and support for MDM, and now a new trend (and confusing acronym): Unified Endpoint Management. Here are some recent blog posts:

And here are shortcuts to Microsoft’s documentation:

IoT

Gabe and I have written a couple recent articles on the Internet of Things:

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Thanks Jack. This is great.


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