Along with the opportunities presented through these new technologies come several challenges, such as effectively managing what will be an increasingly complex environment.
Devices and apps situated outside of the traditional corporate network will need to be managed, supported, and updated regularly to maintain both security and compliance. And as the ongoing proliferation of mobile devices and apps leads to inconsistencies in security and UX, your IT team will need a way to manage them.
In short: as part of your mobility strategy, you’ll need to deploy solutions like unified endpoint management (UEM) and mobile device management (MDM) to address these challenges.
Unified endpoint management and mobile device management.
UEM and MDM platforms unify and centralize how organizations manage an ecosystem of devices, and having a single, unified view of devices and apps used by a workforce can help you to revamp processes by optimizing how mobility is used.
These systems provide an effective way to secure endpoints and manage a variety of devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, and IoT devices.
When considering which UEM or MDM platform your business should use, consider whether the provider can support all the major mobile operating systems, including iOS, macOS, Android, Windows, and the different versions of each of them. From a management standpoint, the solution you select should unify endpoint visibility, management, and security within a single console to make your IT teams’ jobs (relatively) easy.
You’ll also want to ensure they solution you use leverages cognitive technology, analytics, and threat intelligence to help identify risks, and improve the efficiency of how devices are used. It also makes it easy to quickly onboard new employees with the apps and devices they need; set and enforce access and data policies across all apps, devices, and locations; and complete business processes from a mobile device.