Gartner traditionally publishes its Magic Quadrant report just before summer to name and shame the Enterprise Mobility Management vendors. The ranking indicates their ability to execute, deliver upon promises, and completeness of vision, their portfolio. The most important inclusion criteria are a broad OS support, MDM, MAM features with at least 8M USD in revenue and 5 production references. Only 13 vendors have made this year’s MQ, that is half of the number we saw 7 years ago, the first time this report was published!
At mobco we focus on the balance between three “powers” to make a mobile project successful; IT operational efficiency, security and user experience. We are very pleased to see these “powers” are also reflected in the Gartner evaluation and we clearly have selected the right partners to enable mobile IT.
Two companies with a remarkable stamina in the leaders quadrant are Airwatch, now VMware, and Mobileiron, the only standalone vendor in this part of the quadrant.
In our business, focussing on the enterprise and large organizations where security is top of mind, we are very pleased to see our partners on top of the stack! Aside VMware and MobileIron, the obvious leaders and forerunners in this market, we also see IBM and Blackberry. Blackberry, still present thanks to the successful integration of Good Technologies, means business for managing mobile apps and IoT. The big surprise is IBM with MaaS360, offering only a SaaS solution with an older feature set and lack of support for the latest iOS and Android version.
Companies in the “visionaries” quadrant include Microsoft and Citrix. Incomparable offerings, but still closely positioned to one another, where the vision of Microsoft is clearly Office 365 oriented.
Citrix is for the first time in 5 years no longer present in the leaders quadrant.
- The number of participants in the MQ is decreasing each year, illustrating this market is maturing
- Focussed companies provide better and faster product support
- Service quality in EU is offered through specialist partners, enabling more than the regular single vendor product stack
This last item is not reflected in the MQ of Gartner, but does represent a clear value for you, our customer. We bring you the best of breed EMM technology and we complete that with specific solution tailored to your needs!
We are delighted to see our partners in the top-right quadrant. It shows our commitment to bring you the best available software combined with our expert services!
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