Just to plug something that could be of value to others. My company, Enterprise Mobile, has a new white paper to share to help customers understand how mobility outsourcing can help them meet their organizations’ mobility requirements— despite budget and personnel cuts and other challenges they are facing. “The Value of Outsourcing during an Economic Downturn” describes how a services firm that specializes in mobility can help enterprises:
· Streamline their mobility initiatives
· Apply best practices to every phase of those projects
· Hold down mobility costs
· Achieve their mobility goals
The paper is available for download on our website, at http://www.enterprisemobile.com/Utility-Navigation/Resources.aspx
It can also show how complex and demanding a mobile initiative can be and why companies would be wise to outsource to a services provider that can streamline mobility processes in a way that makes the most of valuable enterprise resources (time, money, and people).
Updated 3/2/2010: Thanks Wayne for catching the bad link!
Since the release of SCMDM SP1 back in December 2008 there has been very little information on the roadmap. One of my colleagues let me know that updated information on this topic was recently posted to the System Center Mobile Device Manager blog: http://blogs.technet.com/mdm/archive/2009/06/25/scmdm-roadmap.aspx
This confirms what was told to the audience at the recent MMS 2009 and Tech Ed North America 2009 conferences the last few months. It was similarly posted to the SCMDM Forum as an answer to a question about the future of the product.
I don’t think it will come as a big surprise and having a strong combined System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) product should only be a good thing. Especially if you are a Microsoft shop that already is using SCCM.
It will be very interesting to see what features the SCCM team will unveil at the upcoming Tech Ed Europe 2009 in November 2009 on their vNext product that will be released in CY2010.
Some good links to get your feet wet with SCCM: