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that the company said is designed for de- cision makers rather than data mavens. At FDA and throughout government, agency mobility managers are racing to provide analytics, security and other data-focused features that the devices themselves don’t deliver. That’s why 2015 will be when agen- cies to strengthen their mobility man- agement practices with enterprise ap- proaches that focus on managing data and applications rather than devices themselves, mobile experts say. “It’s harder than people thought it would be,” said Bryan Taylor, research director for mobile and wireless at the Gartner consulting group. “Mobility evolves much quicker than your typical enterprise area of technology.” While mobile device management (MDM) platforms have been widely ad- opted in the private sector, their uptake in the federal arena has been slower. In fact, many agencies are just beginning to set up MDM, even as commercial organizations are moving into more ro- bust solutions like enterprise mobility management (EMM). PILLARS OF A NEW MDM MDM platforms typically allow admin- istrators to remotely configure security and applications on mobile devices, to “kill” devices when they are lost or sto- len and to manage operating system up- dates and applications. MDM platforms are also designed to support mobile devices from multiple manufacturers, enabling employees to use their own devices, or BYOD. NASA is one agency planning to en- hance its mobility strategies in the com- ing year. The space agency – one of the federal government’s most tech savvy – has until now been relying on Micro- soft Exchange ActiveSync to manage its fleet of 30,000 laptops and 10,000 cell- phones. Exchange ActiveSync was originally designed to synchronize data on mobile devices, including email and calendar- ing data. In recent years it has added MDM features, such as the ability to set policies on device and applications us- age. However, the solution lacks more so- phisticated capabilities such as applica- tion containerization and app wrapping that protects and isolates applications on devices, especially important when employees are using their own devices. “We are looking at a mobile device management solution to implement right now,” said John Sprague, NASA’s enterprise applications service execu- tive. “We’ve got lots of scientists, engi- neers, researchers, employees and uni- versity partners, all wanting to use their personal mobile devices because they are so familiar with them and comfort- able with them.” While many federal agencies and departments are just moving to adopt MDM, however, Gartner’s Taylor said the shortcomings of the technology as a security solution are already apparent. “It used to be good enough to put some security controls on the device it- self, which is what mobile device man- agement focuses on,” said Taylor. “But as applications and content increasingly become important for organizations de- ploying mobile, they need more. They need mobile application management and mobile content management. If you take those pillars you end up with EMM – enterprise mobility management.” In addition to managing the configu- ration of mobile devices, as MDM does, EMM focuses on managing applications and data on devices across the enter- prise. SECURING APPS, NOT JUST DEVICES App containerization is a primary tool in that effort, according to government security experts. Isolating and protect- ing sensitive applications so their data is not accessible from other applications on the device means that administrators GCN JANUARY 2015 • GCN.COM 27 EMERGING TECH INTERNET OF THINGS. By 2018, local government will drive over 25 percent of government spend to deploy and realize the business value from Internet of Things. (IDC) PREDICTIVE TECHNOLOGIES. Natural hazards will drive 20 percent of governments involved in emergency response to invest in predictive IT solutions to prevent, manage and mitigate damages. (IDC) RISE OF DEVOPS. By 2015, 60 percent of CIOs will use DevOps as their primary tool to address speed and sprawl of mobile, cloud and open source applications.(IDC) GOING CODELESS. The use of codeless tools for rapid development of projects by IT and enterprise business analysts will become an alternative to outsourcing, limiting the use of development partners to more advanced projects. (IDC) 0115gcn_022-030.indd 27 1/13/15 11:36 AM
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