MDM Gets Reshaped on the CodeLathe

By Doug Barney

There are more than a few file sync and share vendors, and probably even more companies involved in mobile device management (MDM). CodeLathe today finds itself in both camps.

Its newest product is Tonido FileCloud 4.0, a personal cloud tool that now includes MDM capabilities.

The tool is aimed at MSPs, as well as ISPs and businesses and schools. In addition to the MDM, it also now comes with document preview and notifications when files change. The core tool is installed on-premises, and here it claims to have improved configuration and administration.

Meanwhile, files can be stored and synchronized over the Internet.

“Unlike other on-premises file storage solutions, FileCloud is designed to meet the mobile accessibility and security needs of the modern business environment with robust apps, and now mobile device management, for iOS, Android and Windows 8,” said Anis Abdul, CTO of CodeLathe. “With FileCloud 4.0, we've raised the bar even higher, adding more powerful tools and customization options to streamline the most common administrative tasks.”

On the MDM side, administrators have access to real-time information about mobile devices, and can send notifications to the mobile user as to what is happening with their files.

The BYOD Connection

For BYOD security and compliance administrators can remotely wipe data is the device is lost or stolen, or the employees quits or gets fired.

According to Forrester, some 37 percent of U.S. information workers in the U.S. already use their own devices – without corporate permission. 

Forrester also argues that by 2016, 200 million people will bring their own devices to their companies.

IDC also covers this market and is particularly interested in the intersection of MDM and mobile application management (MAM). “In recognition of the growing convergence between the mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) markets, IDC is now producing an annual forecast and analysis document that combines the two markets into a new market called mobile enterprise management (MEM) software,” IDC explained.

Two years ago the global MEM software revenue was $444.6 million. This market will grow 31.8 percent and will hit $1.8 billion in 2016.

Edited by Alisen Downey

MSPToday Editor at Large

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