AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management* and Windows* 8.1
Enterprise Mobility Management and More for Devices Based on Windows*
The world of device management used to be comfortably divided in two: tools such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager* for PCs and solutions such as AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management* for smartphones and tablets. Such neat divisions no longer work—tablets can increasingly run as full PCs, and energy-saving innovations in 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Atom™ processors increase device battery life and make PCs more attractive as mobile devices. Other new form factors, such as Ultrabook™ devices and 2 in 1 devices, can make PCs function much more easily in a mobile context as well.
Traditional, domain-centered management tools such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager may not be effective for highly mobile Windows devices. Fortunately, new features in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2* simplify managing devices that are running the updated operating system through enterprise mobility management tools. And third-party enterprise mobility management solutions such as AirWatch build upon this functionality and extend beyond what is natively available through Windows.