Posted by:Shyam Deval July 16th, 2015

While Enterprise Mobility is almost on every company’s radar, not every company is the at the same maturity level when it comes to enterprise mobility strategy. A meaningful and well articulated strategy requires taking into consideration the risks and benefits that come with enterprise mobility – from apps, to integration with backend systems, to clearly spelt out BYOD policies and more.

And with enterprise mobility maturity, comes a topic of equally important proportion, and that is enterprise mobility management. While Mobile Device Management ( MDM) was all the rage a few years back, companies are now adopting a more sophisticated and comprehensive solution in the form of enterprise mobility management.

Mobile devices are becoming the platform of choice for many employees and brings with it productivity, business intelligence, customer service, employee engagement and more on the go. But, given the rapid evolution in mobile technology, companies need to be careful while harnessing the power of mobility. They need to find a happy medium between data security,user experience, individual and corporate privacy, costs, competitiveness and the latest mobility trends. This is where Enterprise mobility Solutions can help by providing a centralized, secure and flexible platform.

EMM solutions consists of a centralized platform that offers robust management policies, mobile security, deploying mobile apps, content management, remote troubleshooting, configuration, remote wiping of mobile apps and policy management including the detailed audit reports.

Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant For Enterprise Mobility Management has many familiar names and some surprises in their annual ranking of the vendors with the best Enterprise Mobility Management Suites.Companies were ranked based on their completeness of vision ( along the x -axis) and ability to execute (along the y-axis) While Microsoft found a spot in the quadrants ( among niche players, visionaries, challengers and leaders), Symantec failed to make the cut.

IBM has been named a leader for their MobileFirst Protect suite that manages the iOS, Android and Windows Phone OS. It provides secure, cloud-based mobile device management, mobile application management, mobile content management and enterprise app container capabilities. Blackberry is in the niche players division. SAP Mobile Secure is listed under the Challengers. Its an integrated, cloud based solution that provides a superior user experience making it easy to manage even for the most detailed device or app-level policies.

Here ‘s a look at who made the list this year !

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