Gartner Research

How to Avoid the Top 10 EMM/MDM Deployment Mistakes

Published: 03 July 2014

ID: G00263073

Analyst(s): Rob Smith , John Girard

Summary

Organizations deploying EMM/MDM software make mistakes that can be avoided with preparation and planning. This research details the most common mistakes and gives practical solutions to these problems for mobile and security specialists.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Analysis

  • Not Understanding the Rate of Mobile Change
    • Problem
    • Action Item
  • Denial About Bring-Your-Own-Device Programs and Doing Nothing
    • Problem
    • Action Item
  • Selecting Management Tools and Policies Without User Input
    • Problem
    • Action Item
  • Using an EMM When Exchange ActiveSync Is Enough and Vice Versa
    • Problem
    • Action Item
  • Assuming All Users Are Equal Under Management
    • Problem
    • Action Item
  • Trying to Implement Too Many Policies
    • Problem
    • Action Item
  • Picking the Wrong Containment Solution for User Needs
    • Problem
    • Action Item
  • Assuming All Policies Can Be Enforced by Technology
    • Problem
    • Action Item
  • Not Communicating With the Person Educating the User
    • Problem
    • Action Item
  • Not Investing in Other Types of Management and Security Systems
    • Problem
    • Action Item
  • Conclusion

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