What is MDM?
IT support in Atlanta has steadily become more involved with mobile data applications. It has become necessary for MSPs to incorporate varying IoT (Internet of Things) and cloud innovations into regular provisions— like edge computing.
Edge computing uses IoT devices to process data in a network, acting almost like a cloud of its own. With IoT devices outnumbering humans, such data transfer and processing is likely to continue expanding exponentially.
Mobile device management (MDM) is absolutely integral to maintaining security among remotely used devices, whether they’re part of an edge computing network or a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solution. A tablet, laptop, and smartphone can all technically be described under the umbrella of IoT. More IoT means more vulnerability requiring protection. IT support in Atlanta that’s worth anything at all will have been developing and employing MDM solutions from the very beginning, because that’s a natural developmental transition.
Several things cogent MDM solutions provide include:
- Increased security
- Increased employee productivity
- Profitability and competitive expansion
- Optimized operations
A Closer Look at MDM
MDM solutions can do a number of things to help you run your business more securely. One of the most notable uses incorporates a DaaS (Desktop as a Service) platform consolidated across mobile devices, but with tight access privileges. Unless there is specific authorization, information can’t be brought from the network to a personal device or put into the network from a personal device.
Another common MDM security measure is multi-phase identification. Basically, if someone were trying to sign into a network, they would give a password and then they’d receive a text message, email, or phone call. Then, they’d receive a second password of some variety. Sometimes, multi-phase identification even incorporates additional identification protocols— it all depends on security needs.
What this does is ensure the mobile productivity from employees is properly secure. When employees can work from whatever device they’ve got handy at the moment, they can be continuously productive. This has led to a mass exodus of the office.
61% of workers in the information industry now operate remotely. Additionally, employers don’t have to pay for in-office devices like desktops anymore, they can cut down on rental space and most are likely to see greater productivity with BYOD solutions— provided they are properly mitigated by appropriate MDM. This is in addition to hour reduction: employees save 81 minutes a week in the US through BYOD solutions— that’s 70.2 to 70.44 hours a year. If their time is worth $15 an hour, as a company, you’re saving $1,056 per employee. Twenty employees just saved you $20,000 via BYOD on average.
MDM Helps Secure Networks
Securing the network is crucial, as is having a good, secure mobile network for employees to log onto. Cybercrime is projected to hit $2 trillion by 2019 and cybercriminals prefer the path of least resistance.
IT support in Atlanta through MIS Solutions, Inc. can help you apply MDM solutions that will allow you to reap the benefits of BYOD securely. Savings and profitability of this kind can provide greater resources for competitive purposes. Contact us to increase productivity and security, decrease expenses, and enhance your business’s competitiveness in the marketplace.