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Phillip Redman
Research VP
10 years at Gartner
17 years IT industry

Phillip Redman is a research vice president in Gartner Research, where he leads mobile research in the network services and infrastructure group. Mr. Redman brings almost 15 years of experience in the wireless mobile and telecommunications industry… . Read Full Bio

MDM Critical Capabilities and the Magic Quadrant

by Phillip Redman  |  June 4, 2013

I’ve been blogging for Gartner for 4 years now. I’ve noticed that my submissions are pretty non-existent in the Spring every year. That’s because I am working on our big MDM MQ and Critical Capabilities (CC) project at that time. I’m very proud about the impact that it has made on the market and how […]

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Microsoft Announces New Mobile Management Capabilities at TechEd Conference

by Phillip Redman  |  June 3, 2013

In the past few years, Microsoft has been in and out of mobility management. As leader in client management, (see the latest Gartner CM MQ), over 70% of all business PCs use Configuration Manager as part of Systems Center to manage their devices. But it’s only been in the past 18 months that Microsoft has been offering […]

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Mobile Device Management: Moving From Tactical To Strategic

by Phillip Redman  |  May 28, 2013

We published the latest MDM MQ last week. It’s a five month research process, starting with over 120 companies claiming MDM support. We did a deeper dive with almost 60 and finally settled on a top 18. Interestingly it wasn’t the technology itself that kept most out (though many that were excluded did not provide all four […]

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Order From Chaos: Creating A Standard For Mobile App Management And Secuity

by Phillip Redman  |  May 17, 2013

If there’s one thing the mobile industry is known for is standards.  There’s a lot of them. In networking technology you have multiple Wi-Fi standards in use, 80.211 a, b, g, n, ac. In wide area wireless there are GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, LTE. And for mobile OSes you have iOS, Android, QNX, Windows Phone, et […]

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If Apple Won’t Do It, Somebody Else Should

by Phillip Redman  |  February 14, 2013

In a survey from December 2012, 63% of respondents said that  iOS will be their primary enterprise platform in the next twelve months, if it isn’t already.  There’s no doubt that Apple has taken the enterprise world by storm.  Its done just enough to offer enterprises security and management, and although there’s a list an […]

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RIM Name Change, But Not A Game Change

by Phillip Redman  |  January 30, 2013

RIM had two big announcements today–it is changing its name to BlackBerry (and who didn’t sometimes call it that already ?)  and it released its long awaited new smartphonse today, the touch-based Z10 and the keyboard equipped Q10.  They are based completely on the QNX platform and makes BlackBerry (finally) competitive with the Apple iPhone and the best Android […]

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Can Containers Control Content?

by Phillip Redman  |  January 25, 2013

Over the last quarter–I’ve been getting a lot of questions around the capabilities of managing and securing content and enforcing policy on enterprise and third-party (application store) apps.  We often end up talking about mobile application containers.  Very few IT people know much around the containerization category–often listed under mobile application management.  It’s awareness level is […]

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RIM Begins Its Comeback Year With BES 10 Launch

by Phillip Redman  |  January 23, 2013

In advance of its BB10 smartphone launch next week in New York City (no secret here, this has been widely talked about), RIM announced the release of BES 10 today–the next generation of its on-premise enterprise smartphone support. Before looking at that, how is RIM doing and what should everyone expect this year? There’s no doubt […]

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The Mobile Device Management Market Enters A New Phase

by Phillip Redman  |  December 7, 2012

Recent Gartner research shows that about 20% of medium and large businesses in the U.S. have already purchased MDM tools.  Many more are using polices set through their Exchange ActiveSynch servers.  MDM market growth has increased over the past two year, and will be over $500 million revenue in 2012 as we reported in our annual […]

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting: iPhone 5

by Phillip Redman  |  September 10, 2012

Hopes are running high this week.  For improved employment figures, for a stronger stock market?  No–for the new Apple iPhone 5 expected to be announced this Wednesday.  I’m not sure what people really expect, or want.  I guess that’s what’s so special about the launch of a new iPhone,  Apple seems to know what we […]

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