Mobile technology plays a major part in ensuring that employees work from anywhere in the world. This technology contributes towards boosting the productivity of employees by allowing them to access company resources on their hand-held devices. As a business owner, you need to be wary of the fact that your employees are able to access corporate resources. You should consult with a managed IT services provider in Los Angeles to help you come up with a mobile device management (MDM) strategy for your business. But first…
What is Mobile Device Management?
Mobile device management is a security software which is deployed to help in monitoring, managing and securing employees’ mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, and tablets), that are being used at work. The MDM tools simplify the process involved in managing these devices regardless of the service providers and the operating systems that these devices are running on. Your managed IT services provider in Los Angeles can access all the mobile devices used by your employees through a console and monitor how they are using your corporate resources, with an aim of preventing security breaches and data leakages.
Why Work with An MSP to Execute an MDM Plan?
Secures Your Corporate Data
Bearing in mind that your employees’ mobile devices can connect to your company’s IT system and access your corporate resources, there is need to ensure that they do so through a secure channel. As a business owner, you need to ensure that you have a mobile device security strategy in place, governing how employees can access your corporate data. Seal all loopholes by ensuring that your MSP keeps an eye out whenever your employees are accessing your network via their mobile devices.
Businesses have to factor in the cost of accessing the internet in their total cost of operation. This expense item can grow to a substantive amount if not properly monitored. Today, employees use their handheld devices to stream their favorite TV shows, movies, and music. Some also download content from the internet. Left unchecked, these costs can become too large for your business. With an MDM in place, you will remotely monitor and restrict access to non-work-related activities and keep your internet cost low.
Automation of Routine Maintenance Tasks
Stay cognizant of the fact that new mobile devices and OS’s are still being released. Your MDM can help to manage all the mobile devices accessing your network by grouping them under categories like a sales team, marketing team, R&D team etc. Then, allocate to them access to the exact resources they need for their work. Whenever an employee gets a new device or updates the OS on his or her mobile device, an alert would be generated. This will enable you to send out configuration settings to the new device.
With these reasons, it is time for you to take action. At Integritechs Technology Professionals, we are a managed IT services provider in Los Angeles ready to help you design and deploy an MDM strategy for your firm. Contact us today for more information.