ManageEngine Desktop Central Reveals 2014 Roadmap at Mobile World Congress
February 24, 2014
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ManageEngine announced the 2014 roadmap for Desktop Central, its desktop and mobile device management (MDM) software.

Over the year, Desktop Central will be enhanced to support Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry, Android containerization, content management and advanced integrations with OEM devices.

The company will share its Desktop Central roadmap in Hall 7, Stand 7H08 at Mobile World Congress, running February 24-27, 2014, at Fira Gran Via, in Barcelona.

Mobile technologies continue their rapid evolution in the business arena. Wearable devices such as Google Glass and smartwatches are creating a new segment of device management known as mobile device diversity management. Those new devices are combining with mobile applications and cloud technology advances to push the envelope of mobile device management and security capabilities.

"Mobile technology has become synonymous with change," said Mathivanan Venkatachalam, director of product management, ManageEngine. "In response, we are constantly expanding the Desktop Central feature set to ensure we meet our customers' evolving needs now and in the foreseeable future. While not exhaustive, our 2014 roadmap reveals where we believe customers will need assistance with mobile over the course of the year and how we can best help them."
Desktop Central MDM Plans for 2014

Understanding the challenges that IT admins will face in 2014, Desktop Central has recently added MDM support for Windows Phone, including profile management to configure device profiles, asset management to monitor and track mobile assets in a company, and application management to distribute applications to devices.

During the year, Desktop Central will be rolling out the following new features:

- MDM support for BlackBerry, including application management for managing device applications and security management features such as lock device and data wipe.

- Containerization for Android devices to help segregate work data and personal data on devices and thereby improve the security of corporate data and the privacy of employees.

- Content management to manage documents with accessible permissions, allowing users to share documents to permitted devices while maintaining data security.

- Advanced integrations with OEM devices to bolster Desktop Central MDM capabilities with vendor-specific policies and features being developed by mobile device makers.

Prices start at $150 for 10 mobile devices annually. The Free Edition of Desktop Central manages up to 25 computers and five mobile devices.

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