Harnessing the Power of Mobile Device Management in Business
In our rapidly digitized world, the lines between work and personal life have blurred, largely thanks to the rise in the use of mobile devices. It’s not uncommon to see professionals accessing work emails on their smartphones or conducting video conferences on tablets. However, this new age of convenience comes with its own set of risks. This is where Mobile Device Management (MDM) steps in as an essential tool for businesses. Here’s why.
- Restrict Unwanted Applications
One of the cornerstones of MDM is its ability to dictate which applications are installed on a device. By doing this, businesses can ensure that only secure, company-approved apps are in use. This drastically reduces the risk of potential data leaks or breaches from unauthorized or malicious applications.
- Remote Data Control
Imagine the panic that sets in when an employee realizes they’ve lost their company-issued mobile device. With MDM, this anxiety can be alleviated. If a device goes missing, the data on it can be wiped remotely, preventing sensitive company information from getting into the wrong hands. Even better? If someone attempts to reset a stolen device, MDM ensures that the device remains locked to the company, rendering it useless to thieves.
- Seamless Onboarding of New Employees
The first days of a new job can be overwhelming for many employees, and the tech setup shouldn’t add to the stress. With MDM, as soon as a new device connects to the internet, essential applications are automatically deployed, ensuring that new team members have all the tools they need from day one.
- Ensuring Compliance and Up-to-date Applications
In sectors where compliance is crucial, MDM is a lifesaver. Automatic updates ensure that all devices run the latest, m
ost secure versions of applications. This not only safeguards company data but also ensures that businesses remain compliant with industry regulations.
- Cost Savings and Efficiency
MDM can result in significant cost savings for businesses. It reduces the need for manual device setups, lowers the risk of data breach-related costs, and ensures that lost or stolen devices don’t result in financial losses.
Case Study 1: The Manufacturing Data Dilemma
Background: A leading manufacture in the Construction industry in Sheffield found that an increasing number of its staff were using personal mobile devices to access company records and internal communication channels. While this allowed for more efficient data access, it also opened a Pandora’s box of potential data breaches, with client and company privacy at risk.
Solution: The company opted for a comprehensive MDM solution. Not only did it streamline the process of application installations, but it also controlled access to sensitive data.
Outcome: Post-implementation, the business saw an 80% reduction in unauthorised application installations. Furthermore, there was a notable instance where a staff member lost her mobile device; but with the remote wipe feature, all sensitive data was erased before it could be compromised. The MDM system reinforced trust and saved potential costs in data breach fines.
Case Study 2: The Growing Startup’s Scaling Challenge
Background: A rapidly growing recruitment company, hired 15 new employees within three months. With an array of mobile devices and platforms, setting up and ensuring consistent application access was a mounting challenge.
Solution: The company turned to an MDM solution to facilitate the onboarding process. All devices, regardless of their make or operating system, were brought under the MDM umbrella.
Outcome: New employees were seamlessly integrated, with required applications auto-deployed on their devices. This led to a 50% reduction in the IT team’s workload concerning device setups. Additionally, when an employee left the company, the exit process was made more secure by ensuring all company data on their devices was remotely deleted. The MDM system allowed the company to scale efficiently, securely, and without tech hitches.
MDM isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a critical line of defence in our increasingly digital business landscape. In a world where data breaches can lead to substantial financial and reputational damage, it’s not a question of “if” but “when” your business should adopt MDM.
Interested in fortifying your company’s mobile defence’s? At Flyford, we specialize in implementing robust MDM solutions tailored to your business needs. Reach out today, and let’s work together to keep your data safe.