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Nov 2017 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # US43159917

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software for Ruggedized/IoT Device Deployments 2017 Vendor Assessment

Author: Phil Hochmuth
Program Director, Enterprise Mobility

Abstract

This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of providers offering enterprise mobile mobility management (EMM) software specific for IoT and ruggedized device deployments through the IDC MarketScape model. The assessment reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market demands and expected buyer needs for EMM software. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses how each vendor stacks up to its peers, and the framework highlights the key factors that are expected to be the most significant for achieving success in the EMM market over the short term and the long term.

"EMM is moving into an endpoint and device management role in several IoT-related use cases, as well as its traditional place in managing ruggedized and single-purpose enterprise devices," says Phil Hochmuth, program director, Enterprise Mobility Research at IDC. "Wearables, digital signage, kiosks, and connected workspace devices have different sets of management and security requirements than mobile device management for mobile knowledge workers, or for BYOD scenarios. Some enterprises will look to specialist EMM providers to address these specific use cases, while others will require a more unified approach to management and security for smartphones, PCs, and IoT/ruggedized devices."

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