Choose your mobile device management vendor wisely by focusing on five key areas.
Mobile device management products promise to give IT control over a company's mobile workforce. However, MDM is still a relatively new category, with a variety of vendors and offerings. Some products focus on one specific mobile platform, such as Apple's iOS. Some are designed for tight security, while others are tuned for inventory, reporting, and tracking. Our MDM Buyer's Guide, available at informationweek.com/reports/mdm, provides an overview of the systems from Absolute Software, AirWatch, Fiberlink Communications, JAMF Software, MobileIron, Odyssey Software, Symantec, Tangoe, and Zenprise, as well as guidelines for choosing a system that fits your company's needs.