The essential enterprise mobility management (EMM) resources, version 1902

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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 in February 2019. For daily EMM news and opinions, head to the BrianMadden.com homepage, our RSS feed, my Twitter account, or our Friday Notebook series.

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What is MDM, MAM, EMM and BYOD?

In 2018, we don’t need to convince anybody that enterprise mobility management, mobile device management, mobile app management, and BYOD are a real thing—they’re all here, established, and mature. I wrote a book on this all the way back in 2013. I don’t have plans to write a new one at this time, so instead, here are articles that describe our current worldview:

Identity management

If EMM applies to the mobile half of the current “mobile/cloud era,” identity and access management is how EUC pros deal with the cloud part:

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:

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 (and as of 2018, the E in Enterprise is capitalized).

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 and other platforms

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