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This post is the last in a five-part series on MAM deployment models. For previous posts in the series, see: IntroductionPart II: WindowsPart III: Android; Part IV: iOS.  

Mobile Application Management (MAM) is more popular than ever before. Increasingly, clients and prospects know a good bit about MAM before we ever pick up the phone.

Still, occasionally we run into prospects who approach us and know very little about MAM deployments, whether they’re on Android, Windows Mobile, or iOS. For those prospects, we’ve spent the last few weeks giving 101-level overviews of how MAM deployments work on each platform, as well as potential roadblocks along the way.

To recap:

  • Windows deployments currently require an Application Enrollment Token (AET), but change is coming with Windows 10. For Windows-only enterprises, the private app capability offered by Windows 10 Mobile could be a great solution.
  • Android deployments are about as no-frills as they come; all you need to do is build an app, sign it, and put it into your corporate app store. So long as the third-party app option is enabled on your users’ phones, your app will deploy. Note that for some, security on Android may be a concern.
  • There are quite a few options for iOS deployments, depending on whether you’d like to deploy your app publicly or limit it to a specific set of users. Some of the deployments may seem tedious, but once you understand the process it’s actually relatively straightforward.

The great thing about MAM is that depending on your platform(s) and specific needs, there are a number of ways to skin the proverbial cat. If you want to experiment outside the boundaries of typical enterprise mobility, Android deployments can be great. If you’re looking for predictable, structured deployments, iOS is hard to beat. And of course, the best deployment also depends on what devices your users own and use.

No matter what, the App47 team is here to match your needs to a deployment model or models, as well as explain in detail what you can expect throughout the process. Looking to deploy a mobile app in your enterprise? We’ll help guide you on where to start.

Have a question about this post or any other posts in the series? Wondering which deployment model is right for you? Reach out to us in the comments or on Twitter @App47.