Comprehensive software reviews to make better IT decisions
Outsourcing Mobility Management? Google Shortlisted Android MSPs for You
The program already includes Android devices and enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions that meet certain requirements. For MSPs, these requirements are:
- 80% of sales and technical sales have Android training.
- A minimum number of Android Architecture and Implementation Experts (AIX) and Support Engineers (ASE).
- The MSP already has successful Android deployments.
- The AIX and ASE are trained on and have experience with at least one Android Enterprise Recommended EMM solution.
This program is greater proof, though, that Android devices are viable for medium and large enterprises. Android does not have as strong of a reputation in enterprises vis-à-vis Apple’s iPhone and iPad. The Android Enterprise Recommended program attempts to improve this reputation. It can also provide you with a starting point for Android Device, EMM, and now MSP shortlists.
This program might make it harder for new MSPs in the space. One of the requirements is successful deployments – a new MSP will have to find ways around the lack of accreditation. Perhaps they will do so by lowering their costs. Remember that just because an MSP isn’t on this list, doesn’t mean that it is incompetent with managing Android devices. The MSP could be new or in the process of getting all its Android credentials.
Want to Know More?
Review our blueprint Outsource Systems Management to Improve Capabilities and Reduce Costs to learn more about outsourcing to an MSP.
Our Service Desk Outsourcing Strategy Template provides a helpful overview for when you’re outsourcing anything related to end-user support.
Microsoft’s overlapping endpoint management solutions (SCCM, Intune) have confused users. Microsoft itself has acknowledged this problem and resolved it by uniting its co-management services under one banner: Microsoft Endpoint Manager.
Ivanti Changes Direction: It Has Installed New Leadership With Experience in Enterprise Software, Mergers & Acquisitions
Clearlake Capital is shaking up Ivanti’s leadership. Expect greater focus on efficiency and acquisitions beyond ITSM and IT operations.
Microsoft Endpoint Manager Combines ConfigMgr and Intune, Helping IT Adapt to the World of Mobile Work
Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) is leaving System Center and joining Intune under the Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) portfolio. It’ll take years to stop writing SCCM, but co-management is an exciting feature.
VMware and Citrix are promoting their flagship digital workspaces to CIOs as a way to improve employee engagement. If you implement them without stakeholder involvement, or adequate resourcing, it will backfire.
Mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP) vendors give organizations the opportunity to enter the mobile space by providing the capabilities to develop native-like applications through a code-once-and-deploy-everywhere approach without the need for comprehensive technical expertise of the target mobile platform.
With the sale of ConnectWise to the same equity firm that owns much of its competition, is concern about a monopoly in the MSP software space warranted? We say no.
The decision has finally been made to replace your ancient phone system. This is a more challenging project than it may initially seem. Read on to explore effective approaches to this project.