I’ve very happy to announce that my new book, Enterprise Mobility Management: Everything you need to know about MDM, MAM, and BYOD, is available today. This book is an in-depth examination and overview of the mobility topics I write about here at BrianMadden.com.
If you need to figure out mobility, your first step should be to read this book!
This book is available now for $9.99 on Amazon Kindle (if you don’t have a Kindle, remember you can still read it on a mobile device or computer), and I’ll have physical copies available towards the end of July.
How this book came to be
I’ve been completely dedicated to covering enterprise mobility management about a year and a half now. One of the things that I quickly realized was that since so much of this technology is so new, it’s hard to find a lot of good background information about it all in one place. As a result, I decided to gather everything I learned into this book.
This book gives a foundation in mobile device management, mobile app management, and bring your own device, plus all the other related concepts: file syncing, app wrapping, mobile information management, SDKs, COPE, app signing, iOS, Android, mobile virtualization, dual persona, app stores, and so on.
This book is for anybody who wants to know how any of these new technologies actually work. It’s for companies that have been content with BlackBerry and BES for a decade and now have to figure out how to work with iOS and Android. And it’s for desktop admins and architects who are now tasked with delivering applications and data to new platforms.
I want to give a shout out and huge thank you to the people who reviewed early drafts of this book and provided me with valuable and insightful feedback. And of course a big thanks also goes to Brian and Gabe for providing so much help and encouragement along the way. Brian also edited the book and wrote the foreword.
I'm super excited to share this book with the world, and I hope you enjoy it!
A note about iOS 7
One final quick note: As you already know, Apple announced a new version of iOS a couple of weeks ago. Without a doubt, iOS 7 will bring significant changes for the enterprise. However, the beta version of iOS 7 and most of the details are only available to registered iOS developers and are subject to a nondisclosure agreement (NDA). This book includes information about everything that Apple has discussed publicly so far, but otherwise I didn’t go into too much wild speculation about features for which we have fewer details.
Once iOS 7 is released and the NDA is lifted, I’ll publish an updated version of the book. If you purchase the Amazon Kindle edition, the update will be available automatically, free of charge. In the meantime, you can keep up with the latest iOS 7 news here on the blog or by following me on Twitter @JackMadden.
Keep in mind that even with the potential changes, it will still be the same iOS as before and everything you read here will still apply. So you don’t have to wait until iOS 7 is released to read this book—it will be just a few pages’ worth of new material.