As mobility permeates all aspects of business processes and transforms how companies operate, many firms are still playing catch-up in terms of updating their IT infrastructure to empower mobile users. With the mobile landscape becoming more complex and less secure, IT teams need to take control of devices as well as the business-related applications, content, and data living on them. In modern workplaces, core enterprise mobility management (EMM) components are now essential for providing this control.
Mobile Device Management (MDM)
As a key element of enterprise mobility management, mobile device management – or MDM – helps you take control of your mobile devices, even if your company’s devices are deployed across multiple mobile service providers and various mobile operating systems. With MDM tools, you can monitor, manage and secure your employees’ mobile devices. This includes:
- Defining available apps and compliance rules
- Imposing policies
- Managing security settings
- Assigning certificates and VPN/Wi-Fi profiles, and
- Remotely erasing data.
Mobile Application Management (MAM)
Used to install new apps, update existing apps, and manage licences, mobile application management (MAM) allows the IT department to remotely manage the applications on a mobile device.
With this tool, you can remotely delete a particular app and the data associated with it, or configure security policies to a particular app. Major features include:
- Version and configuration management
- Performance monitoring, tracking and reporting
- User authentication, and
- Crash log reporting.
Mobile Identity Management (MIM)
Mobile identity management (MIM) allows IT to manage accessibility to functions depending upon the role. Taking the form of user and device certificates, single sign-on, authentication, and code signatures within apps, mobile identity management ensures only approved users and devices are allowed to gain access to secure corporate data.
Mobile Information Management (MIM)
Mobile information management (MIM) has a big part to play in keeping sensitive corporate information secure. MIM is used to regulate mobile content and manage access policies. It ensures only approved applications and data are made available to your employees.
Mobile Content Management (MCM)
In today’s push for flexibility, a mobile content management (MCM) tool allows IT to protect confidential business content while enabling users to access it on the go. With this solution, you can give your employees access to critical business content and allow them to collaborate seamlessly across any network, on any mobile device or desktop.
MCM enables employees to work efficiently from their mobile devices while protecting corporate information from unauthorised access.
Mobile Expense Management (MEM)
Among the fastest-growing IT expenses most companies face, it’s critical to control the cost of enterprise mobility. Mobile expense management (MEM) is an effective tool to minimise billing errors, audit costs, and ensure corporate policies are enforced. A MEM solution enables an organisation to:
- Understand mobility costs – including hardware, carrier services, administration and app development
- Analyse spending and usage patterns to reduce costs through fine tuning wireless use policies, enhancing carrier negotiations, and optimising the use of applications and networks.
Supporting modern, mobile-friendly business practices
Businesses wanting to take full advantage of the operational advantages promised by enterprise mobility need to be able to manage and control endpoints, data and applications without creating complexity for mobile workers. The smart way ahead is to leverage comprehensive enterprise mobility management components to optimise and secure mobile devices and data.
Using enterprise mobility management components to support modern, mobile-friendly business practices, and keep costs down, is no longer simply a nice to have. It’s an essential tool in our increasingly mobile business world.
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