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June 2015

The desktop administrator's guide to mobile OSes

Sponsored by SearchEnterpriseDesktop

Microsoft's Windows operating system is still dominant on enterprise desktops, but the rise of mobile and cloud technologies has challenged workers' allegiance. Mobile operating systems, such as Apple iOS and Google Android, are very different from Windows, both in terms of user interface and back-end management. For consumers, that's part of the appeal, but for administrators without much mobile experience, it can be tough to keep up with users' fast-paced mobile adoption.

Mobile OSes have unique user interfaces, their applications interact with each other in new ways, and -- most important to IT administrators -- they must be managed and secured with new technologies and ways of thinking. This three-part guide brings desktop administrators up to speed on enterprise mobility by explaining how mobile operating systems stack up against Windows in terms of management, security and end-user appeal.

Table Of Contents

  • Desktop admins need not fear iOS, Android
  • Why you can't afford half-baked mobile security
  • Apple iOS 8 vs. Android 5.0 for enterprise use