Enterprise Mobility is deploying, managing and enabling the smartphones and tablets in organization or Enterprise.
- It enhances the work-life balance,
- It increases the operational efficiency while increasing the bottom-line
Enterprise Mobility Management
The enterprise mobility management (EMM) industry has responded with technologies like (according Jack’s book)
- Mobile Device management (MDM)
- Mobile App Management (MAM)
- Mobile Virtualization
- App Wrapping,
- Mobile file syncing.
1. Mobile Device Management
As you might have already guessed it:)
- It is more of “configuration” of the mobile devices
- Making sure that IT/Corporate policies are incorporated
- Monitoring the overall status and health of device.
- This will provide a management layer that hooks into the firmware MDM features increasingly on offer by device manufacturers (Samsung, Apple etc).
- These are mobile applications hosted either in the cloud or behind the firewall that operate in an isolated ‘container’ on a user’s device
- With native features of the device (such as copy and paste) locked down for data within the contained environment.
- create a virtual machine or “identity” for corporate applications and data, which is kept isolated from the personal apps running on the native OS. Again the corporate OS acts as a ‘container’ from which corporate data can’t be copied onto personal applications.
Leaders in MDM space
2. Mobile App Management (MAM)
3. Mobile Virtualization:
- Virtualization is a well-known software programming technique applied to run multiple (guest) operating systems (OSes) simultaneously on the same hardware platform.
- Virtualization software, a.k.a. a Hypervisor, hosts multiple virtual machines (VMs) each of which is capable of running guest OSes by abstracting, partitioning, and multiplexing underlying hardware resources such as computing power, memory, and peripheral devices.
- Virtualization has already proven its benefits in enterprise and desktop markets. Enterprise virtualization technologies like Citrix Xen and VMware ESX have established their usefulness and dominance in server markets.
- Wraps application as well as data “at the application level” by the corporate.
- User will “single-sign-on” or sign-on when you are using the corporate data on the smart-phone/mobile
- Outside package interacts with the base device and verify the criteria , based on the “corporate” policy
- Encrypt/decrypt data
5. User space containerization
- Two standard ways this is done is by providing an SDK that corporate apps can be written with and the other is called app wrapping.
- It should be noted that while using the SDK is the safer option, it will likely lock you in to a single MAM vendor.
6. Mobile file syncing.
File sharing should be on corporate private cloud, rather on public clouds.
3. What is MDM?
5. MDM and all