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Affordable system to manage the pool of mobile devices in healthcare organizations
Type proposer: Healthcare organization
Description of the need
The system has to control and manage the mobile devices handed to the personnel of the healthcare organization (mainly clinicians). Among other funtionalities, it has to support the configuration, installation and update of software, access permissions and restrictions, localization etc. Ideally, it should provide also anti-theft measures. There is a solution by a large IT corporation, but its price makes it unaffordable.
The management of mobile devices in healthcare organizations optimizes the information flow as well as the functionality of personnel. The market offers a full range of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) systems, composed of Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) capabilities.
Each system is provided with different characteristics, their strengths and weaknesses are analyzed in the following resources.
The 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites elaborated by Gartner identifies the top three Leader companies. They are (by order): MobileIron, AirWatch, and Citrix.
Forrester Research elaborates the Forrester Wave™ report in which it evaluates the 15 most significant EMM providers, and details how each vendor fulfills 27 evaluation criteria points. On this report the top three companies were (by order): IBM, Citrix, and MobileIron.
Other approach in order to choose the right EMM solution for you is shown in the website Solutions-Review in its 2015 Mobile Device Management (MDM) Buyers Guide. The guide includes a profile of the 24 leading MDM solutions and the “Top 10” questions to ask when selecting an MDM system (“5 questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Selecting a Mobile Device Management Solution” and “5 Questions You Should Ask Enterprise Mobility Management Providers Before Selecting a Solution”).
This report includes three European companies: Globo Plc, Kaseya, and Sophos.
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