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Mobile device management (MDM) is an industry term for the administration of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablet computers and laptops. MDM is usually implemented with the use of a third-party product that has management features for particular vendors of mobile devices. Though closely related to Enterprise Mobility Management and Unified Endpoint Management, MDM differs slightly from both: unlike MDM, EMM includes mobile information management, BYOD, mobile application management and mobile content management, whereas UEM provides device management for endpoints like desktops, printers, IoT devices, and wearables as well.

“Mobile device management (MDM) is the administrative area dealing with [deploying]], securing, monitoring, integrating and managing mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, in the workplace. The intent of MDM is to optimize the functionality and security of mobile devices within the enterprise, while simultaneously protecting the corporate network.”

Mobile device management software allows distribution of applications, data and configuration settings and patches for such devices. Ideally, MDM software allows administrators to oversee mobile devices as easily as desktop computers and provides optimal performance for users. MDM tools should include application management, file synchronization and sharing, data security tools, and support for either a corporate-owned or personally owned device.

The ideal mobile device management tool:

Is compatible with all common handheld device operating platforms and applications. Can function through multiple service providers. Can be implemented directly over the air, targeting specific devices as necessary. Can deploy next-generation hardware, operating platforms and applications quickly. Can add or remove devices from the system as necessary to ensure optimum network efficiency and security.

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mobile_device_management.txt · Last modified: 2016/10/21 17:30 by Mike J. Kreuzer PhD MCSE MCT Microsoft Cloud Ecosystem