Enterprise mobility management: A guide to tips, tools and trials

Last updated:September 2013

Editor's note

There are a lot of moving parts involved in enterprise mobility management, and it can be tough to know where to start.               

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to enterprise mobility management (EMM), and many companies run into snags along the path to mobile enablement. But if you can build a solid strategy, set the appropriate policies, use the right technologies and plan for the challenges, your mobile initiative can succeed. Here's a refresher on the basics of EMM, plus tips and tricks to better enable employee mobility and advice on which road blocks to look out for.

1How-tos and helpful hints

There are lots of approaches to mobile enablement, but no matter what, you can't ignore the mobile devices that have made their way onto your network. You're going to have to find ways to support workers' devices, whether that means using MDM, MAM, MIM, a combination of the three, or a vendor tool that puts them all together for you.

2Challenges of mobile enablement

Enabling employees' mobility is worth your time, but there can be a lot of bumps along the way. For one thing, the technology you use to manage users' devices and apps is always one step behind those devices and apps; it's almost impossible to come up with a perfect management tool before you know exactly what you'll be managing. Additionally, there are cost challenges and perception problems that can stand in the way of getting your mobility initiative up to speed.