While smartphones can help businesses quite a bit, they can also be quite detrimental to their success. If you can get past the issues related to employees bringing their own devices to the workplace, then you’ll be able to save a considerable amount of time and money doling out mobile devices. However, you will need to make sure you have a mobile device management policy put in place so that you can control how those mobile endpoints interact with your business’ standing infrastructure and data.
Mobile Device Management, or MDM, allows your employees to use their mobile devices for work purposes, and gives you a management platform in which to control that relationship. Using encryption, MDM gives your organization’s IT administrator control over who accesses what information from their mobile devices using pre-established roles and permissions.
Businesses that have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy generally take advantage of MDM. This basically gives your employees the freedom to use their own personal devices for work purposes and keeps your data as secure as possible while maintaining the employee's ability to use their mobile devices for productivity.
MDM allows for several benefits that are great for businesses looking to save money and keep their devices secure:
To learn more about how Computerware can help you with MDM, reach out to us at (703) 821-8200.
Computerware has been serving the Vienna area since 1976, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.