Employee mobility has become a focus area for many enterprise IT departments, as Australian businesses look for ways to lift their workforce productivity. This has led to a sharp increase in the use of both in-house and commercial mobile apps within the enterprise, making mobile application management a critical capability within IT departments.
Alex D Paul, Director - ITSM Products at ManageEngine commented, “The enormous popularity of Apple iPhone and iPad devices have made them an important platform for business productivity tools and in-house applications. It is now critical for IT departments to provide monitoring and support for the business applications running on those devices. Based on the current trends, the migration of existing devices to iOS 6 will be rapid, which will place further pressure on IT support desks trying to iron out problems.”
"The worldwide smartphone and mobile market is expected to grow exponentially in the years to come," says Mathivanan Venkatachalam, director of product management at ManageEngine. "As more and more companies go mobile, we are committed to meeting the increasing demands placed on today's enterprises by continuously improving our mobile device management feature set. Mobile application management is simply the latest example of that commitment."
Mastering Mobile Apps, Windows 8 and Chat
Desktop Central offers mobile application management functionality via its Mobile Device Management (MDM) add-on module. Now, in addition to configuring and securing individual mobile devices and groups of devices, Desktop Central lets IT users perform mobile application management tasks, including
- create an application repository of both in-house and App Store apps
- distribute applications to individual devices and groups
- remove apps from individual devices or groups
Desktop Central extends full support to Microsoft Windows 8 and Server 2012, enabling users to perform patch management, software deployment, asset management, remote control, power management, configuration management, and USB device management.
iOS 6 devices are covered by Desktop Central's MDM feature set, which includes profile, security, asset and app management.
The latest version of Desktop Central now features integrated chat, enabling collaboration between users - especially between IT administrators and end users who need to communicate during the course of troubleshooting IT problems. Auditing capabilities within chat helps enterprises stay compliant with regulations by recording and securely archiving a copy of each chat session.
Pricing and Availability
ManageEngine Desktop Central is integrated desktop and mobile device management software that provides software deployment, patch management, service pack installation, asset management, remote control, configurations, system tools, user logon reports and Active Directory reports.
Desktop Central 8 is available immediately.
Prices start at USD $10 per computer annually for the Professional Edition. The MDM add-on module support is available on all the editions, and prices start at USD $15 per device annually.
The Free Edition of Desktop Central manages up to 25 computers and two mobile devices. A free, fully functional trial version is available at http://ow.ly/7R4ke.
For more information on Desktop Central, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/desktop-central/.
ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization’s need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, more than 60,000 established and emerging enterprises - including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 — rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Japan and China.
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