|Figure 1: Gartner Magic Quadrant MDM 2012|
This is how the Gartner MDM Quadrant looks in 2013.
|Figure 2: Gartner MDM Magic Quadrant 2013|
In 2013, the landscape changed. In the leaders quadrant we have SAP. Also Citrix is there - they acquired Zenprise , The former Zenprise CEO and founder Amit Pandey, leads Citrix's new Mobile Platforms product group, although recently there are reports he left Citrix for greener pastures (*). This creates an unhealthy perception that an MDM company business is hard to operate without the original team
These are seasoned and large enterprise companies, who will take huge chunks from the business potential among the leaders in MDM enterprise space.
|Magic Quadrant June 2014|
In 2014 Magic Quadrant, we can big threats from IBM and Citrix. Mobileiron wants to go IPO, because it can not compete with the giants. Will an IPO be enough? They are not Facebook. There is no Zuckerberg there.
Some warnings from Gartner 2014 MQ report
Eventually, mobility will not represent a distinct set of platforms with their own management requirements. Mobile devices will be one of many components in a user's personal cloud. IT's job will be to manage access to and policy for each user's personal cloudIf that happens before MobileIron cashes out through some form of exit, they will disappear like the smoke from a dwindling fire.
(*) See report from Gigaom