Smartphones and tablets have completely changed the way we interact with applications and content in our personal lives and now businesses want to offer the same experience in the workplace too.
If you operate a BYOD policy, it is important that you utilise an enterprise mobility management solution.
With more and more organisations allowing their employees to use their own devices to carry out business tasks, it is now more important than ever that they invest in an enterprise mobility management solution to provision the apps and content their staff need, whilst also maintaining privacy and data security.
Here we will explain what enterprise mobility management is and the benefits of having it delivered as a cloud managed service.
What is enterprise mobility management?
Enterprise mobility management (EMM) is an approach to securing and enabling employees’ mobile devices so that they can safely and effectively facilitate business use. A good solution will meet both the needs of the user and demands of the business to keep their data safe.
Not only does enterprise mobility management work to secure devices, but also provide employees with the applications and data they require to perform work-related tasks on their mobile devices. With the help of a good EMM strategy, employees can work more productively both in and out of the office.
EMM is typically made up of three entities: mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM) and mobile information management (MIM).
Mobile device management
Mobile device management involves securing and managing a wide range of mobile devices to provide end-users with secure access to their email, applications and data. MDM requires devices to pass compliance checks and creates security measures to prevent businesses’ security policies from being violated.
Mobile application management
Mobile application management involves delivering and securing mobile applications. MAM will manage corporate apps throughout their entire life cycle and ensure they are containerised from any personal apps that employees use on their devices.
Mobile information management
MIM involves providing end users with secure access to enterprise documents stored on the business’s IT system. It also ensures end users can securely browse their corporate intranet content from any location, using their personal mobile devices.
Whilst enterprise mobility management can be conducted in house, the majority of businesses (particularly SMEs) do not have the resources to do so effectively. This is why many businesses choose to outsource EMM to companies offering cloud managed services. Below we will explain what cloud managed services are and how you can benefit from having EMM delivered via the cloud.
Keep your business data safe whilst allowing your employees to use their personal devices by investing in an EMM solution.
What do cloud managed services offer?
Using cloud managed services to deliver enterprise mobility management solutions is an obvious and beneficial option. Closed managed services offer businesses many advantages, especially SMEs that do not have the in-house infrastructure or budget to manage and support employees’ mobile devices and applications themselves.
As well as being a cost-effective solution, cloud managed services are also faster to implement and deploy, as there are no software or hardware installation requirements. Businesses will also find them easier and less costly to maintain, as their cloud provider will do all of the hard work.
Using a cloud provider’s purpose built EMM platform, organisations can spend more time driving business and less time securing and managing their mobile devices.
Typical cloud managed services related to EMM include device, app