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Few Options Exist for Managing Multiple Mobile Platforms

Fiberlink, an enterprise mobile management company that supports endpoints at companies such as Bank of America, Bayer and Volkswagen, reports that the days when you could support a single mobile platform are history. According to its numbers, only 28 percent of companies support a single mobile operating system, while 22 percent support three and 33 percent support four or more.

Mike Sedehi, senior IT operations manager at Matson Navigation, a major Pacific Rim logistics firm, says the biggest problem with supporting several platforms is “not having a proper device-management tool to effectively secure, monitor and update the devices in a controlled environment. A user can take their device home and update it. Or worse, the service providers simply push updates to the device, bypassing our controls.”

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