2. Hundreds of models, multiple carriers,
OSs from Gingerbread to Jelly Bean –
Android fragmentation is scary for IT,
but it’s far from a problem with Mobile
Device Management (MDM). If you can
control the minimum OS, turn off feature
security holes, and force email encryption,
Android can go from scary to OK to carry.
3. Bring Your Own Device is simple
in concept, but for IT the concept
is suspect. People want to carry
their own devices, actually over
350 million in the next few years.
With Mobile Device Management,
concerns about security fade away
while all the benefits stay in play.
4. MaaS stands for Mobility as a Service, we
believe so much in cloud infrastructure
that we made it our product’s name.
Cloud gives you instant-on, launch day
updates, lower total cost of ownership,
and elastic scalability. It’s time to think
literally out of the box.
5. Sharing documents on mobile devices is
simple; securely sharing documents becomes
a bit trickier. Consumer apps like Dropbox
have their place, but not in business. You
need a document management solution that
ensures corporate information is protected,
while providing employees a simple way
to access up-to-date documents anytime,
anywhere from their mobile devices.
6. IT knows the benefits of leveraging Mobile
Device Management; end users not so
much. We guarantee, though, that if you
make MDM enrollment simple – we mean
one-click simple – users will enroll devices
gladly to gain access to network resources.
7. Do you buy a car before you take a test drive,
or a house before a walk-thru? Your Mobile
Device Management service should be just
as transparent. Anyone who doesn’t offer
a preview is probably hiding something.
Ask for 30 days free, you deserve it.
8. Mobility should simplify life, not make
it harder. Employees don’t want to think
about connecting to resources, they simply
want to be connected. With Mobile Device
Management you can configure devices to
securely access the resources they need
when they need them.
9. Mobile Device Management isn’t just
about end users, it’s about simplifying
IT’s life as well. Some solutions require
complex setups with user guides that rival
the page count of “War & Peace.” The right
Mobile Device Management solution can
be robust without being complicated. Look
for streamlined workflows with a simple,
clear interface that automates time- and
resource-intensive MDM tasks.
10. The iOS mobile platform comes with
some of the best security features for the
enterprise, with its native encryption,
strong MDM APIs, and curated app store.
However, for further control like over-the-air
configuration, security policy management,
and sharing apps and docs, Mobile Device
Management is the only answer.
11. Despite the wonderful out-of-the-box
features of Apple iOS, some users look
for more control by Jailbreaking or
hacking the OS. Flexibility comes with a
price though, and that price is malware.
Detect and block these security sieves
with Mobile Device Management.
12. As connectivity gets faster, employees will
begin to stream more content. That’s perfect
if they are on their own data plan, but less
than perfect if the company is footing the bill.
And let’s not even begin to talk about the tall
tallies from roaming. Stay on top of expenses
and create policies within your MDM solution
to control data usage heading for the
13. The tinier devices get, the easier they get
lost. All hope is not lost though, nor does
it mean IT has to spend all day playing
Sherlock Holmes trying to track devices
down. With Mobile Device Management,
employees can start the hunt from their own
self service portal, complete with integrated
maps that will show with pinpoint accuracy
where the device resides.
14. While there are native applications
that can do the basics of Mobile Device
Management, only a true MDM solution
will make IT’s life easier. Over-the-Air
configuration, full and selective wipe, app
management, secure document sharing,
and safeguards for privacy of employee
data are the hallmarks of true MDM.
15. It seems like every day there’s a new OS
update for the popular mobile platforms.
While users might be infatuated with all the
new bells and whistles, IT knows the havoc
these wreak behind the scenes. Mobile
Device Management lets you block devices
that fall out of the corporate standard and
allows for real-time communication to tell
employees it’s time to roll back.
16. Mobile devices freed communications
to an anytime, anywhere activity, so
why should management of the devices
be any different? If employees have to
bring a device to IT for enrollment or
configuration, you’re doing something
wrong. True MDM works wherever IT
and end users need it to.
17. Even before the proliferation of Bring
Your Own Device, employees have
always had apprehension over IT playing
the role of Big Brother. With Mobile
Device Management corporate security
professionals can create policies to
restrict what IT does and does not see.
18. On-premises is so 90s. Why spend weeks
or even months deploying an on-premises
Mobile Device Management solution,
when cloud offers the same security
and control without the added costs
and complexities of deploying hardware
and software, and dedicating additional
resources to support the solution on an
19. BlackBerry has taken a lot of lumps recently,
but there’s no denying the devotion to
BlackBerry for the original killer app: email.
Still, time marches on and people want
options. If you find yourself with one foot
in BlackBerry and the other in Android and
iOS, only Mobile Device Management can
manage all three from one console.
20. IT shouldn’t have to handle every
mobile issue, and with Mobile Device
Management they don’t have to. Simple
functions like resetting passwords, finding
out where the device might have been left
behind (usually at home) and checking data
usage can all be handled through Mobile
Device Management self-service portals.
21. Not only can you be up and running with
cloud-based Mobile Device Management
in mere minutes, the time savings continue
once the solution is in place. Over-the-air
enrollment and management, doc
distribution and app control save countless
hours in productivity for end-users and
give IT time to focus on higher value
activities for the organization.
22. You can’t protect what you don’t know
about. Smartphones and tablets make
connecting to your email servers a snap for
end users without any IT intervention. Ask
yourself how many devices are connected
to your corporate systems and then check.
Chances are the number will be much
higher than expected. With MDM, you
know who is connected where – always.
23. Apple’s Volume Purchasing Program (VPP)
enables you to purchase publically available
apps or specifically developed third-party
apps in bulk. MDM integrates with Apple’s
VPP for order management and tracking of
volume purchases, distribution of application
redemption codes and licenses, application
installation and compliance monitoring. And
the best benefit is not needing to track APP
purchases on a sticky note.
24. People love their phones, but it’s generally
not the hardware that sets our hearts
aflutter – it’s the personal experience of
apps, photos or your child’s voice as your
ringtone. No one wants these precious
assets compromised. With the right MDM
solution personal and corporate never
cross streams, and when someone leaves
the company you can wipe their corporate
data with no loss to their true device value.
25. Medicine, education, retail, finance…and
countless other industries have transformed
the concept of apps from time-wasters to
time-enablers. Then there are other apps
which have no place in a corporation. With
MDM you can control the apps that make it
to the device and the ones that should be
left in the app store for after work.
26. Gen Y and Millennials are flooding the
work force and these digital natives live
and die by their mobile devices. You
don’t want to tell this next generation
of best and brightest workers they are
constrained to the old ways of business
and communicating. Say yes to the devices
they know best and reap the rewards.
27. End users and IT rejoice when mobility works
seamlessly and is easy to manage. Mobile
Device Management will evolve over the next
few years, but it certainly won’t go away.
Start making your life and the lives of those
you support easier now - start using MDM.