Just 10 years ago, we weren’t spending so much time on our mobile devices. Banking, games, meetings, schooling, and listening to music were all done in the office or at home. Now, our mobile devices have assumed the roles of critical work, entertainment and personal companions. Mobile devices have made employees and better consumers, so it is important to make sure company mobile devices are safe and secure. With so much information flowing in and out of mobile devices, business owners need to ensure they are not exposed. Business of all sizes will benefit from mobile device management.
What is Mobile Device Management?
Mobile device management gives business owners and employees mobility without the threat of intrusions, exclusion from tech support, and inaccessibility to the company’s network. Mobile device management is a service that travels with devices inside and outside of the office; it is like packing a tech team inside of every device, but without the expensive tech-team price. Mobile devices are laptops, tablets, net books and smartphones.
What are the Benefits of Mobile Device Management?
Every business sector can benefit from a mobile device management service, regardless of the size or operations.
- Compliance and security
Certain files and data is encrypted and access is granted only to those who have the proper credentials. If an employee leaves or is terminated, the users device can be wiped clean, without affecting the system or other devices. If your company is required to abide by industry-specific security protocols, a mobile device management ensures the company remains compliant. Mobile devices that are used to access patient and customer information must be equipped with the most effective and up-to-date security standards. If a device is lost or stolen, companies should not have to worry about the sensitive information collected and stored on a mobile device being leaked. It is critical that businesses have the ability to lock or erase sensitive data. Companies that fail to comply with industry security requirements can face state and local fines, lawsuits, termination of business relationships, and worst of all, lack of confidence from its clients, patients, and customers.
- Easy monitoring
Administrators have the ability to control content, monitor activity, and prevent malicious activity. The system permits multiple administrators to increase productivity by blocking certain sites, apps, and content. Administrators will also benefit from monitoring services, within the company and from outside threats. Companies can access real-time device location services and send messages to specific users, regardless of where either person is located. Auditing is easier with mobile device management services, as administrators can access mobile device activity, phone call, emails, sent and received messages, apps, and deleted information.
- No changes to infrastructure
Companies are not required to change the existing infrastructure to accommodate mobile device management services, and businesses can use their same devices and varying software applications. Mobile device management accommodates the business; the company does not have to accommodate the system. Device registration is easy and users do not have to wait to access a single key that permits access and configuration. As soon as the service is downloaded, the device is ready to go.