Mobile device applications and mobile application management

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About Mobile device applications and mobile application management

When it comes to personal smartphones and tablets in the enterprise, it’s not the devices alone that administrators have to worry about. Employees are increasingly using mobile device applications for work tasks. IT pros need to make sure the corporate data processed and stored by these mobile device apps remains secure, and some organizations may even want to buy or develop their own sanctioned mobile apps for employees to use instead. Mobile application management (MAM) is one of the major challenges for admins dealing with the consumerization of IT, but it also presents an opportunity. Mobile apps can make employees more productive and reduce reliance on VPNs and remote-connection services. This section offers news on the most popular mobile device applications for business users and tips on mobile application management.