When 340 high school students figured out how to remove mobile device management software from their iPads, they did more than gain access to social networks and banned websites. They exposed what can go wrong with Apple's approach to supporting companies and schools looking to deploy and manage thousands of iPads.
Mocana will soon let companies wrap iOS 7 apps in a layer of security software designed to insulate enterprise data from hackers.
Apple is providing MDM APIs that better allow vendors to 'take advantage of the operating system hooks to provide application-level security'
Allowing users to connect their personal mobile devices to the company network can create headaches for IT, but it's possible to strike an acceptable balance between simplicity and security.
With the right combination tools, you can simplify management of your mixed-platform mobile environment.
Careful planning across the enterprise makes for secure data and happier users.
How to Enable Remote Access from iOS Mobile Devices
Balancing the needs of people, technology, and corporate policy is the foundation of managing mobile devices in the enterprise.
From 19 November US AT&T subscribers will be able to buy the worldâs first mobile data hotspot to feature both 4G LTE support and the unusual innovation of a built-in 2.8 inch colour LCD touchscreen, the company has announced.