INDIANAPOLIS, IN, Aug. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bluefish MGMT, a provider of Mobility Management Services (MMS) for Sprint enterprise customers, today announced its partner MOBI has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the first ever "Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services." Bluefish MGMT's managed mobility services offering is powered by the MOBI platform and uniquely offered to Sprint enterprise customers through Sprint's Mobility Solutions Provider (MSP) program. MOBI's inclusion in the Magic Quadrant further validates the robustness of the technology behind Bluefish MGMT's solution and makes MGMT the only Sprint Managed Mobility Services provider to be included on the Magic Quadrant. The authors of the report are Gartner's Eric Goodness, Gianluca Tramacere, and Katja Ruud.
According to Gartner, "managed mobility services (MMS) encompass the IT and process services provided by an external service provider (ESP) that are required to: plan, procure, provision, activate, manage and support mobile devices, network services and mobile applications." This year's Magic Quadrant is the first comprehensive third-party market research report that illuminates the growing managed mobility services market and the providers in the space. Gartner surveyed 36 potential participants and 18 providers met the inclusion criteria.
According to the report, "this research focuses on vendors managing pools of globally-distributed, corporate-liable devices and bring your own device users, and shows that "no Leaders or Challengers have emerged in this market as providers need to invest more in people, processes, tools and awareness to better serve a growing global demand." Bluefish MGMT believes this speaks to the fact that this is a fairly new market and a growing focus area for Enterprises IT departments. This focus on mobility is evidenced by Gartner's 2012 Global CIO survey in which CIOs ranked Mobile Technology second on their list of top priorities. Bluefish MGMT, in partnership with Sprint, believe that through tight customer collaboration they will further bolster the MGMT solution based on the needs of the evolving market. Through this refinement, MGMT and Sprint joint customers will receive the benefits of added solution development, more integration points, and organic global expansion.
The growth prospects for the market are staggering: "Gartner estimates that the worldwide number of devices to be placed under management by ESPs will grow by more than 50% in 2013." Industry experts expect strong compounding growth over the next several years as enterprises become more aware of the cost and time efficiencies that can be unlocked through a MMS solution. Like the market as a whole, Sprint enterprise customers will recognize Gartner's report as validation to the benefits of streamlining, optimizing, and maintaining their wireless portfolios with the help of a MMS provider like Bluefish MGMT. Sprint customers reap the added benefit of procuring managed mobility services from MGMT on Sprint invoices. For enterprise customers, this means a higher level of service without the added complexity of an additional vendor.
"We're excited that Gartner is further validating the robustness of MOBI's offering," said Steve Haddock, director of Bluefish MGMT. "Bluefish MGMT's Sprint-exclusive expertise paired with MOBI's Gartner validated offering, creates an incredible mobility management opportunity for Sprint enterprise customers. Gartner is reinforcing and creating awareness of the mobility management services market as a whole. Through this reinforcement and awareness, we expect a greater number of enterprises to realize the benefits of outsourcing the management of their mobile devices and services."
For more information on Bluefish MGMT and its services, visit www.bluefishwireless.net/services/mgmt/. To access the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services," visit the licensed version of the report.
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About Bluefish MGMT
Bluefish Wireless Management helps companies optimize, streamline, and maintain wireless mobility programs. Bluefish solutions include a highly customizable portal platform, wireless expense management solutions, asset management (smart phones, data devices, tablets, and other wireless devices), reporting and analytics, transaction management, specialized fulfillment/logistics, and world-class help desk support services. An extension of Bluefish Wireless, Bluefish MGMT is an official provider of the new Sprint Mobility Management offering, launched in October 2011. With more than 11 years experience and over 750,000 lines of service under management, Bluefish helps customers utilize industry best practices and the latest technology while controlling overall mobility expenses. For more information, please visit www.bluefishwireless.net/services/mgmt/.