As mentioned by Tim Williams, who is interviewed for the article, Absolute Software was recently listed by Gartner in the Visionaries Quadrant for Client Management Tools. Although not specifically listed in the Magic Quadrant for MDM, our entire suite of services and products were considered in naming Absolute Software a Visionary Vendor.
The interview on Network World highlights why businesses would want an MDM solution, the evolution of the MDM market in the last year, and our expectations for the changes upcoming in the next two years. As Tim noted in the interview, we expect that mobile devices will not always be considered a separate entity in need of new rules but rather an extension of endpoint policies currently in place.
Here's how Absolute Manage MDM is differentiated:
"The ability to adapt to a customers existing environment is a big one. We can implement in weeks instead of months and we do both clients and mobile. Our Absolute Safe product also differentiates us. It provides protection of documents and secure distribution of documents (PDF, office, etc.).
Docs are deployed by groups and allow central control for delete per file or group of files in the Safe on the mobile device. Safe can also allow documents to be available by time, schedule or time-bombed. Safe uses the mobile OS encryption and can perform auto-remediation for jailbroken devices."