Mobility offers companies a range of powerful benefits, including reduced administration, lower costs, better work efficiency, and greater staff satisfaction. Potentially, however, mobility suffers from one big threat: security. Mobile device management (MDM) helps to create the appropriate balance between mobility and security. But how can MDM help you make the move to mobility without suffering from the security concerns?
Amongst other things, MDM provides tools that facilitate:
- Deploying new software and patches
- Controlling access to resources
- Remotely erasing data from devices
- Implementing browsing policies
- Tracking devices
- Shutting down or wiping devices
- Managing users
But how can your company implement mobility and MDM in a way that works for you and your staff and is cost-effective?
Old models of IT management involve ad-hoc arrangements of single-point solutions that entail reactive repetition of work. Work is performed in a costly manner that lacks a holistic and systemic view. In today’s world of MDM, the best results for IT security in Sydney come from MDM solutions that provide a holistic, proactive strategy.
Leveraging Cloud Benefits with IaaS MDM
As so much of corporate services and infrastructure is already migrating to the cloud, the truly powerful benefits from mobility come from implementing mobile device management as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
With an IaaS MDM solution, an expert managed services provider helps to give you exactly the resources and solution you need, integrated with your other cloud services. Accounting and costings are more flexible and efficient. The services can scale in line with your growth and integrate new services as you grow.
What Do Users See with MDM?
Done properly, users don’t see anything. They can just get on with work. At the other end, IT workers can take a more relaxed approach, using the automation, monitoring, and reporting tools to execute tasks in a policy-compliant manner and confirm that systems are working as required.
What If Something Goes Wrong?
Unlike the old reactive approaches, with MDM and IaaS MDM in particular, automation, monitoring and reporting mean IT workers get a heads up as potential problems develop. It is easier to develop solutions and implement them in a way that is efficient and persistent. Policies can be amended as needed to prevent the same problems being repeated, or even stop problems before they affect users or systems.
How Can I Implement IaaS MDM?
The first question is to identify the resources you need to manage. The exact needs will vary between companies but typically this will involve laptops, desktop computers, smartphones, and tablets. The next question concerns which resources devices need to access. Which servers, network shares, cloud services, data, applications, etc., do the devices and users in your company need to use? The third question is to establish what your relevant policies are and what policies you need to establish, if any, in order to roll out mobility and manage it with MDM.
Clearly, these are some big questions, and developing the right answers for your mobile device management can be a challenge. To discuss your needs and get expert help with these questions, contact us at CustomTec today.