August 18, 2012 Leave a comment
GUEST COLUMN | by Peter terSteeg
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is rapidly becoming an industry standard, both from the standpoint of the enterprise IT and the end user. The enterprise offers choice and inherently saves money on the equipment it does not have to provide to the end user. End users can work on their own Android, iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or other device anytime, anywhere they are.
While the popularity of BYOD means more users are productive and happy, IT departments are struggling with the added complexity that arises from the way traditional mobile device management (MDM) tools integrate non-traditional devices into a Microsoft environment.
Traditional MDM tools can help IT control the devices accessing a network, but they lack the ability to integrate hardware and software inventory into one database and console, which is the type of management environment…
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