IT | Security

How to Choose An EMM Solution

By: Absolute Team | 7/30/2014

In order to reap the benefits of mobility, organizations need to think beyond just Mobile Device Management (MDM) and instead embrace Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). Beyond just acronyms, EMM is a more comprehensive umbrella that covers other mobile management components such as Application Management, Content Management, Email Management and Device Management.

Put simply, as shared in our “What is EMM?” video, EMM is the people, processes and technology focused on managing mobile devices in a business environment. Earlier this year, Maribel Lopez, principal at Lopez Research, called 2014 the year to review your EMM strategy - or to develop one, if you haven’t already. Most organizations haven’t, having little to no management in place despite adoption of BYOD programs.

“As mobility morphs from a peripheral concern to a core IT service, it's inevitable that more organizations will move toward the adoption of EMM software,” notes Computerworld’s Robert L. Mitchell.

Some suggestions from Computerworld on finding the right EMM solution includes:

  • Understanding your organization’s needs. What tools and feature sets do you need?
  • Look for a suite that offers the most unified IT experience for your needs
  • User experience needs to be positive, so polling employees can help assess adoption. Be sure not to over-control the user experience
  • Look beyond mobile for a suite that manages your whole endpoint ecosystem, including desktops and laptops
  • Look to the future and ask how the EMM service is planning to evolve and integrate into other areas of the business

Absolute Manage, listed by Gartner in its EMM MQ, could just be the EMM solution your organization needs. Absolute Manage allows customers to provide consistent security and management across all devices, regardless of form factor or operating system, all from a single easy-to-use console. We are looking to the future to continue to provide you with a Unified IT experience as technologies and requirements change. Learn more here.