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Relying on IT personnel alone to keep technology assets connected, updated and secure is no longer sustainable or realistic when you consider the amount of devices that businesses and their staff need to use. Having a management process for your mobility strategy is increasingly critical for modern businesses, and implementing Mobile Device Management can improve efficiency and reduce operating costs within your business.

Deployment

Using a deployment program, or automating MDM enables devices to be immediately configured with account settings, apps and access to services. This means IT do not need to physically access each device to complete set up, and allows employees and stakeholders to receive fully set up devices straight out of the box. This drastically reduces the deployment time required for devices, while allowing the IT team the ability to monitor, secure, support and manage mobile devices once deployed.

Management

MDM improves the time spent on distributing data and applications to the devices. The issue of staff or stakeholders not bringing devices in for servicing and updates is redundant with MDM providing IT with a way to manage remotely and push apps or updates to the devices. Unnecessary time-wasting apps or those deemed unsafe for your business can be easily removed from devices, or blocked from installation.

It’s easy to configure and manage different policies, settings, and access levels for different groups of users by creating and managing a blueprint —including everything from email, device security to WiFi networks. The ability to modify the blueprints as needed without having to take possession of the devices saves a great deal of time and inconvenience. Organisations can save up to 45 minutes per mobile device by implementing MDM, based on managing 1,000 devices over five years.  

Security

Unsecure apps can be blocked and devices wiped easily when needed, making security low maintenance and quick. MDM allows IT staff to track devices with the help of Google Maps to see how a device is being used, or when and where a device might be lost for easy retrieval. If a device is lost, or an employee resigns or is terminated, the devices or just the compartment containing confidential data can be quickly and easily completely erased to ensure company data does not reach unsafe hands. 

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