Enterprise mobility management Definitions

  • M

    mobile device management software

    Mobile device management software is any application that gives IT administrators a way to troubleshoot and manage employee mobile devices remotely.

  • mobile first

    Mobile first is an approach to business process and technology that assumes smartphones, tablets and task-specific apps are employees' primary tools for getting work done.

  • mobile information management (MIM)

    Mobile information management (MIM) is a device-agnostic security strategy that involves keeping sensitive data encrypted and allowing only approved applications to access or transmit it.

  • mobile malware

    Mobile malware is malicious software specifically written to attack mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches.

  • mobile operating system

    A mobile operating system (OS) is software that allows smartphones, tablet PCs and other devices to run applications and programs.

  • mobile phone virus

    A mobile phone virus is a computer virus specifically adapted for the cellular environment and designed to spread from one vulnerable phone to another. (Continued...)

  • mobile platform as a service (MPaaS)

    Mobile Platform as a Service (mPaaS) is the paid provision of an Interactive Development Environment (IDE) for the creation of mobile apps.

  • mobile productivity app (mobile productivity application)

    A mobile productivity app is a software program that allows smartphone, tablet and wearable device users to perform essential day-to-day tasks.

  • mobile UI (mobile user interface)

    A mobile UI is the user interface on a mobile device, usually including a touch screen display and all the other elements of the device that allow the user to interact with it.

  • mobile virtualization

    Mobile virtualization is an approach to mobile device management in which two virtual platforms are installed on a single wireless device. 

  • mobile VPN (mobile virtual private network)

    A mobile VPN is a networking configuration that enables mobile devices such as notebook computers or personal digital assistants (PDAs) to access a virtual private network (VPN) or an intranet while moving from one place to another... (Continued)

  • mobile-to-mobile convergence (MMC)

    Mobile-to-mobile convergence (MMC) is a technology that facilitates the interoperability of mobile communications devices without the need for any fixed capabilities or proprietary service provider... (Continued)

  • MobileIron

    MobileIron is a company that provides management and security software for mobile apps, content and devices.

  • N

    narrowband

    Generally, narrowband describes telecommunication that carries voice information in a narrow band of frequencies.

  • no-swipe credit card

    A no-swipe credit card is a credit card equipped with a radio frequency (RF) transponder that allows for purchases without the need for passing the card through a traditional magnetic-stripe detection machine. The card holder can simply come within approximately 0.6 meter (2 feet) of the checkout terminal. The terminal emits a tone or displays a confirmation when the transaction has been authorized and payment made... (Continued)

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