Mobile devices are continually growing in popularity and more businesses have increased their use in the workplace. Employees are not only using these devices for browsing online, but also to access corporate emails, documents, and applications. And even though these devices nurture productivity, allowing employees to work anywhere and anytime, there is also a threat to security. This is why your organization needs mobile device management. 

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What is Mobile Device Management and How Does it Work? 

Mobile device management (MDM) is a type of software that allows IT teams to secure, monitor, automate, and control cybersecurity policies on devices including laptops, smartphones, tablets, or other devices connected to an organizational network. MDM’s purpose is to protect the corporate network. MDM is part of enterprise mobility management (EMM), which also includes enterprise file syncing and sharing, identifying and accessing management (IAM), and mobile application management (MAM). 

Mobile device management software automatically identifies network devices, manages their configuration, and allows for scalability. Some examples of the capabilities of MDM include:

  • Device Inventory and Tracking
  • Restriction and Configuration
  • Application and Content Management
  • Policy Enforcement
  • Remote Maintenance
  • Automation

Why Your Organization Needs Mobile Device Management

No matter what industry your company is in, mobile device management provides multiple benefits including data and security, reduced costs, increased productivity, and control of all devices.

Enhanced Data and Security

With mobile device management, your company’s data is protected—allowing your company to retain control over confidential information. Say an employee’s mobile device is lost or stolen; MDM can remotely lock and wipe all data from the device. MDM also allows your company to have control over policies and applications, including implementing the use of strong passcodes, blocking unsafe websites, threats of malware, and data breaches. With MDM, companies can ensure that sensitive data is secure and safe.

Cost Savings

MDM can limit the number of devices purchased by embracing the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) methodology in the workplace, to save costs on employee devices rather than investing in buying systems and devices. Personal devices have access to enterprise data and email, secure VPNs, GPS tracking, and password-protected applications.

As mentioned before, MDM blocks unsafe websites and downloads, allowing your company to save on the costs of repairing any hack damage and the reputation of the company.

Increase Productivity

MDM is centrally managed, which means it reduces the time and resources spent on IT administration. From one management dashboard, the software can install, update, and remove applications. This makes it convenient to keep security up to date with current staff, remove access for devices that are no longer in use, and easily track which employee has which mobile device.

Without mobile device management, the chance of your company having a corporate data breach is higher. MDM removes risks, it allows organizations to enhance data and security, reduce costs, and improve productivity and efficiency. Kraft has the expertise you need to properly implement this software. Contact us today!

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