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4 ways mobile device management (MDM) can add value for any business

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The most difficult aspect of workplace modernization these last two years, as businesses have adjusted to a global pandemic and a new, remote way of doing work, is dealing with a proliferation of devices.

Things used to be simpler – the typical employee had one office, sat at one desk, and used one computer. Now, they’re complex. Workers are often mobile; they’re often remote. They’re using all different kinds of machines, from all different locations, at all different hours. For IT, the pivotal question is: How on earth do you manage all of that?

According to IT News Africa, this question is precisely the reason mobile device management (MDM) strategies have become so crucial in the modern IT climate. As widespread digitization has taken hold with so many organizations worldwide, it’s essential for IT leaders to adopt strategies for overseeing them all. They need to have a better handle on which devices people are using, where they’re using them, what applications and data they’re accessing, and how they’re staying secure. A good MDM solution can assist with all of this.

Investing in MDM is a big step for any IT decision-maker, but it’s one that almost always pays for itself in the long run.

Today, let’s take a look at four major reasons why that’s the case.

  • Centralizing IT management: Digital devices have immense capabilities for today’s organizations, but only if effective management is at the forefront. A good MDM solution enables organizations to monitor people’s device use, troubleshoot any issues that arise, and keep an eye on big-picture considerations like worker productivity and cybersecurity.
  • Enacting security policies: Data security is always going to be an issue whenever mobile devices are involved, whether you’re talking about company-provided devices or employees participating in bring your own device (BYOD). In either case, it’s important for IT to have broad security guidelines that are equally effective for everyone. Deploying an MDM solution makes this possible.
  • Managing IT costs: How much are employees spending on purchasing mobile devices? What about on apps? What about data storage, or file sharing, or security? MDM offers workplace technology leaders a way to centralize all of this cost management, ensuring that everyone’s mobile device use stays within budget constraints that are appropriate for the business.
  • Automating tasks: In the course of implementing and managing mobile devices, IT team members are sure to come across a number of routine tasks that are simple and boring, yet drain considerable hours from their day. MDM makes it far easier to automate this busywork, freeing employees up to focus on other areas that are more strategically valuable.

Mobile device management holds the potential to transform the way companies do business, in 2022 and beyond. If you give your employees the right technology to thrive, there’s no telling what they can do. That’s why we at Zones make MDM an essential part of our offerings. We have a Remote Worker Solution that’s designed to simplify IT for a distributed workforce, and our Mobile Device Management package is part and parcel of that. With our help, you can implement an MDM solution that helps you inventory your IT assets, track them, and manage them from end to end. To explore further, simply get in touch with us today.

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