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Nine things you need to know about SAP mobile device management

Want to learn how to get your SAP mobile device management program up and running? Here are nine articles that are sure to help.

Mobile device management (MDM) is a growing -- and increasingly complex -- part of SAP customers' enterprise mobility strategy. Experts agree there is a great deal to consider when planning, launching and maintaining an SAP MDM initiative. We've pulled together a list of stories from and a number of related TechTarget sites that are sure to help your organization overcome those challenges.

Sybase Afaria MDM finally needed, analysts say

Companies are increasingly looking to Sybase Afaria, the SAP mobile device management system, to help manage the growing number of mobile platforms in the workplace.

Read why enterprise mobility now requires MDM.

With MDM platforms, tech hurdles start with juggling devices, security

Deploying an MDM platform is no easy task. Here's a rundown of the tech challenges companies need to know about before considering implementation.

Learn how platforms and versions complicate the process of getting an MDM strategy in place.

Sybase Afaria versus third-party MDM vendors: How Afaria stacks up

Companies wavering between SAP Afaria and competing MDM vendors should consider a variety of factors, including security, scalability and cost, according to experts.

How does SAP Afaria compare to the competition when it comes to its security features?

Is MDM dead?

Companies with SAP mobile deployments should look beyond applications that focus on MDM or other standalone functions, and instead consider more integrated enterprise mobility management (EMM) platforms.

Find out why Chris Marsh of the Yankee Consulting Group in Boston thinks MDM is passé.

MDM policies: It's about strategy, not machines

Organizations may be tempted to focus chiefly on smartphones, tablets and laptops when creating policies and guidelines for managing mobile devices. But the best MDM policies go significantly further than that, according to experts.

Learn how to develop an MDM strategy. And what's geofencing, anyway?

MDM architecture considerations for enterprise identity management

Randall Gamby, the information security officer for the Medicaid Information Service Center of New York (MISCNY), and who maintains the largest state-run Medicaid claims data warehouse in the United States, details which enterprise identity management features to look for when evaluating products as the basis for an MDM architecture.

Get more information on why enterprise identity management matters.

As more workers roam, pundits tout MDM strategy

Companies are allowing employees to work anywhere using mobile devices, but industry watchers say MDM is just one part of a strong overall mobile strategy.

Learn what to look for in an MDM platform.

SAP Afaria 7.0 offers a better UI, if you can afford it

SAP has rolled out a new version of its Sybase Afaria platform for managing mobile devices, and although it includes a number of new bells and whistles, it’s the improvements to the user interface that have most people talking.

Read what SAP did to improve the Afaria user interface.

Is mobile device virtualization the answer to bring your own device (BYOD)?

Mobile device& virtualization promises to combine work and personal personas on the same device -- but is it ready for prime time?

Read more about mobile device virtualization.

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