The Present and Future of Mobile Device Management

Future of MDM 4

Future of MDM 4

When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone in January 2007, it marked the birth of a new era in mobile technologies. The mobile revolution has come a long way since then with enthusiasts now talking about wearables, targeted apps, remote charging, and more. In the next two years, the Internet of Things will make automation a part of daily life.

Businesses are also taking part in the mobile revolution by using mobile technologies to improve employee productivity and customer loyalty. But this adoption of mobile technologies by businesses has not come without challenges. For example, company CIOs are scrambling to put management controls on mobile computing, such as bring your own device (BYOD) policies. IT manage…

​Think Before You Wipe: Destroying Mobile Data Is Just One Option for Missing Devices


Modern day organizations provide employees the flexibility to work from anywhere around the office, such as the workstation, cafeteria, or meeting rooms. When employees use mobile devices to do work, they will store data on them. And, when employees move around with these devices, there is a fair chance a few of the devices will get lost. When an employee reports the loss of a mobile device, you might immediately want to wipe the data stored on it. But a data wipe must be done only after confirming the loss of the device. Otherwise, it can cause work redundancy or affect productivity.

As an IT admin, you don’t need to press the panic button immediately when you hear about a device loss. Depending on

​Managing Windows Phone Using Desktop Central – Webinar


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Mobile devices are an integral part of today’s enterprises. And the Windows Phone operating system is gaining traction in many organizations, making Windows Phone device management essential for corporate data security. Managing these devices manually would be a cumbersome and time-consuming for IT. That’s why we are introducing mobile device management (MDM) support for ​Windows Phone.

Join our upcoming webinar, “Managing Windows Phones Using Desktop Central,” and you’ll get an idea of managing Windows phones and discover the benefits that Desktop Central offers. We will also take you on a walk-through of the entire Windows Phone MDM feature set. I…

Windows Phone Support Added to Desktop Central’s MDM Menu

Windows Phone Support

Mobile devices are an integral part of today’s enterprises. And, Windows phones are gaining traction in many ​organizations. Therefore, it’s essential to manage them to keep corporate data safe. If  IT teams were to manage these devices manually, it would be a cumbersome and time-consuming process. However, teams that adopt Desktop Central can ensure hassle-free device management.


Desktop Central provides the following features that simplify Windows phone management to a great extent:

  • Supported OS – Window 8.0 and Windows 8.1
  • Profile configuration – Configure policy framework to provide device access
  •  Asset tracking – Track device details at a granul

Desktop Central Makes the Magic Quadrant

Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner Magic Quadrant

Drum roll, please! We’ve been recognized in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, specifically the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools. Download the report and see for yourself. This recognition is yet another acknowledgment of Desktop Central’s leadership in the desktop and mobile device management solutions space.

Magic Quadrant reports provide in-depth, independent analyses of top client management software solutions. Gartner’s evaluation criteria include completeness of vision and ability to execute. For the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, Gartner requires products to offer the following functions for Windows PC systems:

  • OS deployment
  • Inventor

Desktops vs. Mobile Devices: The Battle for the Future

Desktops vs. Mobile Devices


IT consumerization is all the rage. Growing numbers of tech-savvy employees are bringing their smart gadgets and apps to work, driving trends from BYOD and BYOA to BYOx. While the mobile grass looks greener, we at ManageEngine wanted to better understand our customers’ views on desktop computer usage and their views on mobile device and desktop compatibility.

To that end, we conducted a global survey of IT admins to understand how IT teams are responding to the challenges of managing mobile devices and desktops together. Our survey asked questions about:

  • How IT departments are adapting to IT consumerization trends
  • What level of awareness the typical  IT team has regarding device usage patterns

What VMware’s $1.54B Airwatch Acquisition Means for Enterprise Mobility


VMware announced an eye-popping, $1.54 billion acquisition of Airwatch, a mobile device management (MDM) provider. Airwatch, a private company, is believed to have had 2013 revenues in the $85-$100 million range, which puts the deal valuation at a whopping 15x trailing revenues. The lofty valuation by VMware is a bet that Airwatch has a first-class ticket on the fast moving training that is MDM software. So far, the bet looks safe as Airwatch has purportedly been growing at nearly 40 percent quarter over quarter.

VMware’s seemingly aggressive move can be rationalized by considering that MDM encompasses the software tools required by information technology (IT) organizations to manage, secure, …

BYOD 2.0: The next phase of Mobile Devices and their impact on enterprises in 2014



The rate at which technologies are evolving is so rapid that the current technology is becoming ‘a thing of the past’ within a few months of its introduction in the market. Such a quick trend shift happens a lot, especially in the area of mobile devices. Yet technology advancements continue to drive economic growth in changing the way we work and live.  The technological innovations in mobile devices are creating new opportunities for users and challenges for enterprises.

Imagine how when supercomputers were first introduced to perform computational tasks, the machines occupied a vast amount of space. Today, computational power has been transformed into a smart phone that fits in a palm, wh…

Ready to Master BYOD for Maximum Business Impact? Read Our Latest White Paper.


As mobile devices continue to replace PCs in the workplace, we are witnessing an unprecedented increase in enterprise mobility. Today, smartphones and tablets are ubiquitous, and employees can access most of their business applications while on the go. Education, manufacturing, and health care are a few of the industries that have responded well to the mobile trend, allowing employees to securely access corporate  data from personal and company-owned mobile devices securely.

Our latest white paper, “Leveraging BYOD,” analyzes the unique challenges involved with personal mobile devices — also known as BYOD or “bring your own device”  — as well as the ways t…

“Managing Samsung SAFE Devices with Desktop Central” – Register for the Webinar Now!


With the worldwide boom in mobile devices, employees in enterprises of every size are increasingly using their smartphones and tablets for work-related tasks. In response, the Samsung SAFE (SAmsung For Enterprise) initiative ensures the safety of work-related data by enabling enterprise-class security and mobile device management for Samsung Galaxy devices.

In our upcoming webinar, “Managing Samsung SAFE Devices with Desktop Central,” you’ll learn how ManageEngine Desktop Central has partnered with Samsung to leverage the enhanced security and manageability offered by SAFE devices. You’ll also discover how to manage SAFE devices and get a walk-through of the related Desktop Cen…