Mobile Software Management (MSM)
Definition - What does Mobile Software Management (MSM) mean?
The growing complexity of mobile handsets has made managing the lifecycle of software for these devices more complex as well - and more expensive. This can severely impact the introduction of new services and the flexibility of existing applications for mobile devices. The focus of mobile management, therefore, is to deal with this complexity in a way that is both effective and efficient.
Techopedia explains Mobile Software Management (MSM)
The key components involved in mobile software management are:
- The collection of software information including software inventory, device settings and configuration and device diagnostics
- The collection and analysis of system processes and usage
- Helping management make decisions about updating firmware, installing or deleting applications, and modifying network- or device-related settings or configurations. The solutions adopted should be quick, efficient and reliable considering the number of users, type of applications, geographical area and time.