• — 51 tagged, 20 this year

    Mobile Device Management (MDM). A server platform that a company can deploy to centrally manage portable network-connected devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Also applies to MCX/OS X management since Apple Store apps are now as much a part of OS X as they are for iOS.

  • — 17 tagged, 4 this year

    Also known as MDM, mobile device management is software that helps manage devices for reporting, policy compliance as well as saving labor and standardizing setup amongst many devices when used by the same company or group. iOS MDM uses a framework for device management and often involves third party management software if the company's needs exceed the MDM capabilities of Lion Server.

These are one and the same, even referencing each other in their tag wiki excerpts.

Could the shortened version be made a synonym of the full description?

2 Answers 2


I'm tempted to merge the long tag into the short one.

If someone wants to type mobile... they will see and select the synonym, but MDM is a great tag IMO.

Before I merge things, let's see if there is more support for your request to point the short tag at the long one...

Clearly, we should merge these - the only question is which way (which we can easily reverse later if needed).

  • The standard on the site seems to be the shorter tag is a synonym of the longer tag, but I do see what you mean and I guess I'd be in support of that too.
    – grg Mod
    Commented Oct 31, 2014 at 17:18
  • I'd propose we reverse that "standard" for things were everyone uses the acronym. :-)
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Oct 31, 2014 at 17:25

looks like this never got done... there's still with 3 questions and with 155...

Actually... looking at those numbers of questions I guess this did get taken care of back in 2014, but somehow mdm has returned as a separate tag?

I'm not sure.

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