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Build Your Business's Mobile Strategy Around Device Management And Security

Now Is The Time That IT Gets Smarter About Managing Mobility

July 22, 2008

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  • By Benjamin Gray
  • with Rachel A. Dines,
  • Robert Whiteley III,
  • Christine E. Atwood

Why Read This Report

As businesses embrace mobility, IT operations professionals are facing new challenges. But gone are the days when stodgy IT departments fight this business imperative. Most organizations today are simply trying to get smarter about how to manage and secure their increasingly mobile population and distributed assets. Through the first half of 2008, Forrester has assisted 89 organizations with refining or defining their mobile strategy. We've learned that IT operations professionals face challenges like steadily increasing mobile operations expenses, too much device diversity, and a total lack of insight while assessing, planning and purchasing, building, and managing their mobile infrastructure and operations. What can you do? The key is to make mobile device management and security the foundation of your business's mobile strategy. By doing this, your business will be well-positioned for the next phase of mobility, which will be driven by line-of-business applications, mobility shifting down the corporate pyramid, and a phenomenon we call Tech Populism.

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Table of Contents

  • As The Business Goes Mobile, IT Finds New Management And Support Challenges
  • IT Should Make Device Management And Security The Core Of Its Mobile Policy
  • The Vendor Landscape Is Diverse, And It's Led By Major Wireless Email Providers

  • Technology Won't Be Enough To Solve All Of Your Mobility Challenges
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents