Users, devices, apps and data make up the mobility challenges in the view of Microsoft
Microsoft made a strong move in to the world of enterprise mobility management with the launch of its enterprise mobility suite.
Mobility management starts with identity. Identity of individuals and devices. That means account management. The challenge for IT is that it must now manage who has access to the company’s resources from outside the perimeter across multiple devices with varying levels of authorised access for different people within the company.
When it comes to devices the strategies deployed range from BYOD (bring your own device) to COPE (Corporate owned, personal enabled)
The MS view is that ‘today’s end users vigorously resist having their devices managed because the productivity apps (or emulated apps) are awful, the devices get slower, and the organizations that manage these devices never really grasped how to best empower their workforce.’