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Enterprise mobility management – A necessary tool

by Casey Schmidt  |  September 19, 2019

3 min. read
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It’s becoming more and more important to have a good understanding of enterprise mobility management (EMM) since a lot of technology is now mobile. Furthermore, it’s vital to be qualified to select EMM software if necessary. Here’s a guide to help you out.

What is enterprise mobility management?

Enterprise mobility management is the process of managing mobile devices and wireless networks for businesses. EMM covers topics such as access, strategy and device range. It is a comprehensive method to ensure team members have efficient, productive mobile experiences.

Benefits of EMM

EMM empowers organizations to encourage the use of mobile devices for employees. Furthermore, it does this in a secure fashion, allowing users safe access to mobile applications. This gives team members a chance to extend their work efforts further than one or two locations, such as a work computer at the office.

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EMM maximizes company productivity.

The ultimate result of EMM is increased productivity. As companies provide more and more users with access to extensive mobile devices and platforms, they create efficiency. This is because teams have a better ability to complete work assignments with increased mobility.

Difference between EMM and MDM

Mobile device management (MDM) is similar to EMM but there are plenty of differences. MDM is very specific to mobile devices. It handles the process of controlling different aspects of mobile devices, such as security, policies and how to handle content on the device.

The main difference between EMM and MDM is MDM is focused exclusively on the mobile device itself. EMM has expanded beyond that to manage all mobile functions and platforms for companies. For example, information stored on a mobile device would fall under both MDM and EMM. However, if that information was stored on a mobile server, it would fall under EMM.

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EMM is a broader tool than MDM.

EMM solutions to consider

Now that you have a solid understanding of what EMM is, it’s time to look at some of the EMM systems available. Each have their own unique twist on EMM software so find the one that best suits your company’s personal needs.


Blackberry was well-known for their groundbreaking mobile devices at one point but has transitioned their focus broader. Their EMM solution has struck a perfect balance between secure and functional. Companies feel safe trusting it to manage their employees’ mobile devices.


MobileIron is an EMM solution absolutely loaded with security features, which makes it a perfect fit for companies worried about sensitive data ending up in the wrong hands. The software comes with its own protection service, which handles real-time threats on the spot. There’s also easy ways to remove information from a mobile device when necessary.


Citrix has their own EMM system that stands out for its simplicity and ability to enhance efficiency. It offers comprehensive security features on all devices. Most importantly, it thrives by extending its coverage to every mobile device imaginable, including IoT.

EMM is a necessary component for companies with growing mobile platform usage. Discover how to optimize it to suit your particular strengths.