Stephen Dolphin has been chronicling his experiences with MDM services on his personal blog. In October 2011, he talked about the challenge of managing iPhones for nearly 100 people and how using the free "find my iPhone" app was impractical, given each would require its own logins. Based on this and other benefits, he began researching options.
One year after implementing one option for MDM, Stephen ran into some issues that made him re-examine his choice: "due to some issues we couldn’t do a local install and were forced to take SaaS, which meant that we weren’t able to integrate with Active Directory in quite the same way that we wanted."
Here's what Stephen had to say about his migration to Absolute Manage for Mobile Devices:
"Having recently been awestruck by the awesomeness of Absolute’s Computrace product (never lose a laptop again!) we discovered that they also offered MDM and wanted to do a quick comparison.
In Absolute’s favour:
AirWatch are still better in one respect:
All in all the installation and setup felt well-practiced and considered, we had the pre-reqs document early, did all the work and then just had the installation performed remotely, did a test enrol and it worked fine!"
Thanks for the feedback Stephen and we will do our best to continue to support your MDM needs now and in the future!