I'm an accredited Enterprise Mobility (MDM) expert and validated Android Enterprise Expert with an interest in Linux, Virtualisation, Disaster Recovery, IoT, Web Development and Open Source. I play the Sousaphone, too!
In my free time I fix devices, write reviews & guides, code and theme websites (like this one) and spend far too much time working on my home servers, tinkering with hardware and installing/configuring solutions to make my life easier wherever possible.
I'm a CPO & Android SME.
I'm Social Mobile's Chief Product Officer, based in the UK, working to deliver bespoke, tailored solutions designed to secure and enable organisations working with mobile devices of all shapes, sizes and for many various applications. This website, however, is in no way at all affiliated with Social Mobile or any particular partner, thus all content is of my own opinion and ownership.
Despite supporting iOS and Windows for years, my subject matter expertise and passion resides with Android; I've been an Android user since the first HTC G1 (Dream) hit the shelves back in 2008 and have never looked back. It was inevitable that I'd carry the interest and enthusiasm towards the platform into the enterprise space. Today, I specialise in Android management both for device administrator and Android Enterprise deployments, while fully understanding where the platform excels and falls short.
When I'm not working I am actively exploring the limits of Android and EMM management capabilities both within and outside of the traditional enterprise context. A lot of this exploration is documented here on the website, allowing me to maintain an objectivity on my own published material that isn't always possible when publishing elsewhere.
And yes, I like to write.
I firmly believe knowledge is most valuable when it is shared, and so I spend a lot of time and energy writing easy to follow guides, providing commentary on current events and generally publishing my views and experiences into the public domain in the hope others find it beneficial.
Mid-2017 I launched documentation, dedicated to some of the topics I'm passionate about in a format and layout that makes far more sense than a typical blog post. A significant portion of documentation so far is dedicated to Enterprise Mobility. I've worked with the likes of Google, Sony, Nokia, MobileIron, Miradore, IBM, Canonical and others to publish relevant, up-to-date documentation that's not easy to find elsewhere.
Occasionally others write about or link to me
- Using social media to attract employers - yle (Finnish national broadcaster)
- Friday Notebook - BrianMadden
- The best EMM articles and resources (Android) - BrianMadden
- Why we’re excited about Google Zero Touch provisioning - MobileIron
- Android Zero Touch Provisioning Guide - MobileIron (customer login required)
- QR Code enrollment for Android enterprise - MobileIron (customer login required)
- Android BYOD should be easier in 2018 (and in 2019, and in 2020...) - BrianMadden
- Miradore an EMM Partner for Google’s New Zero-Touch Enrollment - Miradore
- What is iOS Supervision? - Contributed with permission to MobileIron
And I occasionally write for others, too.
All contributions can be found on External contributions. Please contact me if you'd like me to write for you!
About this site
This website was created in 2009 for one purpose: to provide a presence for myself on the internet. It grew rather quickly from a simple online CV, morphing into a tech blog before the end of year one. This is how it has remained ever since, growing year-on-year and hitting a personal best of 200,000 visitors in 2019.
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