Smartphone Security and Management Products: Eight That Are Worth a Look
According to a recent survey at Interop in the spring, nearly half of attendees queried mentioned that mobile device management is their top concern in 2010. As enterprises deal with device management and risk abatement within the smartphone ecosystem - from Apple iPhone to all the Android-based smartphones to HP Palm WebOS smartphones - their job only gets harder as more employees ask for a greater freedom in choosing device platforms and form factors. And those employees are asking for more mobile data access than ever before, too. Lose the phone and you could lose vital corporate data. Or worse, that data could fall into a competitor's hands, or a criminal's hands. This paradigm shift presents a tremendous opportunity to channel partners, as most of their clients don't have the time or the inclination to manage their growing mobile infrastructure on their own. Partners can utilize the following tools to build a set of product or service solutions that meets all of their customer needs, adding value through deployment packages, ongoing mobile management services and consulting services.
Microsoft is trying to better position itself and its channel partn...