Mobile Information Management (MIM)

Mobile Information Management (MIM) refers to software and services used to secure and manage the sensitive, often business-critical data used in the enterprise on mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers.

Also referred to as Mobile Content Management (MCM), Mobile Information Management falls under the umbrella of Enterprise Mobility Management along with other mobile security initiatives like mobile device management (MDM) mobile application management (MAM) and mobile security management (MSM).

How Mobile Information Management Works

MIM is distinguished from other mobile security initiatives in that it focuses specifically on data rather than on the devices or applications that utilize the data. Mobile Information Management involves the encryption of sensitive data and ensuring that only authorized applications can access, transmit or store this data using strong password protection.

Mobile Information Management
Source: Nestweaver

Well-rounded mobile information management strategies and solutions also include clear communication and enforcement of the MIM policies for protecting and securely using data on mobile devices in the enterprise.

On-premises mobile information management vendors and solutions available today include Nomadesk, RES HyperDrive and Citrix ShareFile, and public cloud services like Dropbox, Box, Microsoft SkyDrive and Google Drive can also be brought into an enterprise s MIM and overarching EMM strategies.

Mobile Information Management vs. MAM and MDM

Mobile Information Management shares some characteristics with both Mobile Application Management and Mobile Device Management, and MIM is frequently combined with MAM and/or MDM solutions as part of a holistic Enterprise Mobility Management strategy.

MDM primarily involves protecting and securing mobile device use within an enterprise as well as the use of applications on these devices whereas Mobile Application Management s specific focus is on securing sensitive enterprise apps and, when combined with MIM, the data utilized, stored and transmitted by these apps.

Forrest Stroud
Forrest is an experienced, entrepreneurial and well-rounded professional with 15+ years covering technology, business software, website design, programming and more.

Top Articles

The Complete List of 1500+ Common Text Abbreviations & Acronyms

From A3 to ZZZ we list 1,559 SMS, online chat, and text abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Includes Top...

List of Windows Operating System Versions & History [In Order]

The Windows operating system (Windows OS) refers to a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft Corporation. We look at the history of Windows...

How to Create a Website Shortcut on Your Desktop

Website Shortcut on Your Desktop reviewed by Web Webster   This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a website shortcut on your desktop using...

Generations of Computers (1st to 5th)

Reviewed by Web Webster Learn about each of the 5 generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that...

Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is a suite of apps by Adobe Systems used to create...

Rendering

To render an image is to use software to convert code into a...

Fastly

Fastly is a US-based cloud computing service provider. It offers an edge cloud...