T-Mobile Offers Mobile Device Management Solution

— February 13, 2013

T-Mobile USA, Inc. is now offering hosted and on-premise MobileIron mobile device management (MDM) services. The new options are aimed at making it easier for businesses of all sizes to manage and secure mobile devices, content and mobile applications running on different operating systems.


For those customers selecting a comprehensive around-the-clock managed service and mobile helpdesk support, T-Mobile has partnered with Mission Critical Wireless (MCW), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Management, Inc. (DMI).

“As business mobilizes, organizations often must support multiple operating systems, secure enterprise data on both corporate and employee-owned devices, and build and deliver mobile applications. However, many of these organizations are at a crossroads on how to address security and device management efficiently and cost effectively,” said Frank Sickinger, T-Mobile’s Senior Vice President of B2B.

In a November 2011 Gerson Lehrman survey of chief information officers (CIOs), 60% of respondents noted the challenges associated with increasing data usage versus the 90% in the same survey completed in November 2012. And, as data usage and bring your own device (BYOD) policies and programs increase, security continues to be a challenge and concern for CIOs. This year, 82% of respondents noted data security as a concern versus 80% last year.

“Mobile enterprise management, particularly MDM, is poised for significant growth over the next few years, with mobile devices – whether personal or business – becoming ubiquitous in the business environment,” said Stephen Drake, Program VP, Mobile Enterprise, IDC. "As a result, companies are looking for ways to both manage these mobile devices and mitigate possible security risks. Simultaneously, mobile operators, like T-Mobile, are continuing to assess their mobile enterprise offerings in an effort to help companies find their 'best fit' and allow them to deploy solutions quickly and cost effectively.”

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