Sunday, January 27, 2013
Blackberry to be the new King..of MDM (again)
Now with Android, iOS, and BYOD everywhere the market for MDM offerings expanded. Gartner publishes a magic quadrant for MDM and products like Afaria, Airwatch, and Zenprise have become an important part of an IT departments arsenal. In the past the white collar devices where covered by the Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) and companies like Motorola provided MDM capabilities for their own devices.
As Research In Motion (RIM) has now announced BES10 with MDM support for iOS and Android will they become the new king (again) of MDM? They still have a wide install base (albeit much smaller) running existing BES. Will we see RIM topping the Gartner quadrant anytime soon? I think much rides on the adoption of their new devices and how aggressive they are in selling and marketing their new BES.