re: BYOD: Is Mobile Device Management The Answer?
Well, for one thing, you cannot avoid public wireless networks altogether. That would preclude your mobile users from accessing some resources necessary to do their jobs. What you must do then, is to secure everything using VPN connections whether SSL or ipSec.
Our larger clients are mostly in the medical field. So, we run all data critical apps internally on Servers using RDP over VPN connections. No data hits the mobile devices that way. MDM is mostly via Microsoft mangement apps and EAS.
MDM is an area that needs a great deal of work to build a platform that can uniformly and securely manage the plethora of devices out in the field. A vendor that succeeds here, will make a ton of money.