Thursday, July 5, 2012

Microsoft Surface Tablets: Mobile Device Management Ready? | MSPmentor

When Microsoft unveiled two Surface tabletstoday, the launches begged the mobile device management (MDM) question. CIOs want well-managed fleets of mobile devices. And Microsoft (armed with Surface tablets, Ultrabooks, Windows Intune and Microsoft System Center) could make a lot of noise in the market going forward.

For managed services providers (MSPs), Microsoft continues to represent opportunities and challenges. Demand for managed services tied to Exchange Server, SharePoint Server and Lync Server continues to grow, MSPmentor believes.

But in the mobile world, a growing number of MSPs have been introducing MDM solutions for Apple iOS (iPad, iPhone) and Google Android smartphones and tablets. Also, MSP and VAR peer groups such as HTG have been training — or at least educating — members on Apple platforms.


No comments:

Post a Comment