May 16, 2014
BlackBerry Ltd. has announced that it will enable mobile device management (MDM) companies to directly manage devices with the BlackBerry 10 operating system.
The company said in a release that VMware’s AirWatch, Citrix and IBM have expressed their intent to be the first companies to work with it to enable a “more open mobility ecosystem.”
According to research firm Gartner, “mobile device management (MDM) remains a top priority for IT buyers, and investment levels are growing steadily. Competition among players drives commoditization.”
Gartner also notes that “proliferation of and demand for workplace mobility necessitate the need for quality and flexible management tools.”