This article was original posted on January 24, but I'm re-posting it to put out the call again. I've already had had quite a few great conversations as a result, but I'd always like to have more. Thanks everybody! —Jack
I’d love to talk to anybody who has been involved in implementing enterprise mobility mobility management and dealing with BYOD at their company.
Why? Case studies are always a little bit frustrating. Sure, vendors have their reference customers, but the reports they put out are always polished up to look good and paint a rosy picture. And with enterprise mobility management as we know it being so new, there’s not a lot of established conventional wisdom about how to approach it.
That’s why I want to talk to you. If you’re looking at EMM vendors, have implemented EMM products at your company, or are dealing with a flood of BYOD and mobile devices, I want to hear your war stories—the good ones and the bad ones. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a large or small company or whether you’re doing super-complicated MAM or just using ActiveSync—I’m interested in it all.
If you’re in the San Francisco Bay area, I can meet in person, and if you’re farther afield, we can get on a call. (And don’t worry, everything will be completely off the record!)
I’m not 100% sure what I’m going to do with all these case studies I want to collect, but a some of my ideas are to put together a BriForum session or to include case study vignettes in the next version of my book.
If you’re interested in sharing your stories, please go ahead and send me an email. My address is email@example.com.
I’d love to hear about all of these areas and more:
- Are you using MDM? MAM? File syncing? BES? Good? Other email apps?
- Why did you choose your vendors? What do you like and dislike about their products?
- What’s going well and what’s not? How are the users reacting?
- What type of policies do you have for different users, BYOD, corporate, phone versus tablet, etc?
- Do you have any in-house mobile apps? How about publicly available client apps, like for Concur, Salesforce, SAP, etc?
And for general BYOD, too:
- What are your policies on BYOD?
- Are you using any special technology to deal with BYOD laptops, like client hypervisors, etc?
- What happens when somebody walks in and wants to use their MacBook? Personal phone? iPad? $50 Android tablet?
- Do you have any plans to start buying more devices? Fewer devices? What are your corporate devices like? Plastic Windows 7 laptops and BlackBerrys or MacBooks and iPhones?