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Mobile Device Management: Helping Companies to Become Mobile First


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February 11, 2013

Mobile Device Management: Helping Companies to Become Mobile First

By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor

At this point in time in the corporate world, businesses throughout the globe must enable their workforces to remain productive while on-the-go, giving these privileged employees the access needed to view and alter confidential documents and data from nearly anywhere and at anytime. However, many organizations while they wish to be more mobile centric, have yet to take the needed steps in that direction due to challenges related to security. Luckily, mobile device management solutions can overcome a plethora of these obstacles, while simultaneously implementing mobility into key business operations and assisting firms in remaining competitive.

MobileIron’s Mobile IT platform is widely used throughout all verticals as a way to not only protect but also fully manage apps, docs, and devices for global organizations. Boasting the ability to closely analyze every action taking place on both corporate and personally owned devices, the solution can be powered in two distinct versions: either on-premises via the MobileIron VSP or hosted through the cloud within the MobileIron Connected Cloud.

Some of its most notable functions include:

  • Gives end-users confidence when utilizing their apps or viewing data that they will remain safe from cyber attacks
  • Enforces customized security policies according to individual company news
  • Offers continuous updates, configuration, security and management mandates for all devices using the corporate infrastructure
  • Provides an unparalleled level of scalability and flexibility that can run on up 100,000 devices

For those organizations out there who leverage apps more than others, the Apps@Work solution enhances the end-user experience by making it easy to deploy mobile applications throughout an entire corporation. According to a recent video featuring company officials, “Businesses are successful when individuals have all the information to make great decisions at all times.  But in order to do that, computing and data must be pervasive and available wherever that individual may be. This changes everything in the way that you work.”

MobileIron not only protects data, but makes turning to apps and content while traveling possible and also keeps user satisfaction levels at an all time high. Up until recently, mobile was considered a consumer technology but now as it goes beyond e-mail, business processes, customer interactions, and overall just how companies work is moving to mobile.

“Businesses want the ability to securely manage which mobile applications are installed on their devices. Using MobileIron App Control, administrators quickly select which applications are required, allowed, or disallowed and then associate these apps with rules that specify the consequences of being out of policy. These consequences include blocking further e-mail to the device or sending SMS and e-mail notifications to the user and IT administrator informing them of policy violations, the mobile device management provider’s site added.

With offices spread throughout China, Germany, Hyderabad, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Sydney and the United Kingdom, the Mountain View, Calif.-based mobile device management provider has operated under the notion, since its creation in 2007, that mobility would revolutionize the way in which every action a business performs takes place. As the time passes, this idea couldn’t prove itself to be truer and that is why the company will remain on edge of mobile innovation now and in the future.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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