How to manage the mobility surge in your company: Keep BYOD under control with Enterprise Mobility Management
The past years the distinction between different mobile devices has become more and more vague. People use their personal device for work purposes and their professional device for private activities. A recent Gartner study among CIOs worldwide even predicts that by 2017 half of the companies will expect employees to supply their own devices for professional use and that BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) will become the standard.
An Enterprise Mobility Management how-to
BYOD sounds nice, but the diversity of devices and operating systems also creates unprecedented challenges for your organization. The next tips will help you develop an Enterprise Mobility Management strategy that keeps up with the ever-growing mobility demands of your end users, while securing your company data.
1. Implement a mobile device management tool
To streamline the various devices and their different operating systems, you need a mobile device management tool. The better variants support a wide spectrum of mobile operators and service providers, as well as allow you to oversee all different devices for remote troubleshooting and management.
2. Take measures to secure enterprise data
Security is one of the biggest challenges of BYOD. Provide for secure storage of enterprise data by developing specific network access strategies and policies. You should register the devices with access to corporate information. Also make sure you have the ability to lock, or wipe enterprise data from devices that are lost, stolen or otherwise compromised.
3. Develop an enterprise app store
Mobile apps help you innovate and increase productivity. However, app stores can be dangerous places, due to malware infected apps. Create your own app store with whitelisted and tailor-made applications such as time sheets, punch lists and site check-in/check-out to empower employees without risking the security of your data.
4. Inform your employees
Finally, inform your employees about the BYOD policies of your organization through ambassador programmes and specific guidelines. You should clearly explain what they can and cannot do, as well as what they can expect and what is expected of them. Furthermore, give them advice on what kind of devices to buy, for example, regarding performance and system requirements.
A tailor-made Enterprise Mobility Strategy with Stefanini
Stefanini’s highly skilled Mobility Team can help you work out a mobility management strategy and develop mobile solutions tailor-made to your business needs. Our team of experts develops mobile, platform, and independent solutions, ensuring the utmost flexibility to meet your company’s individual requirements and expectations. We’re dedicated to deliver sound mobility solutions to address the challenges created by a BYOD world.