By Darren Tiday

15 June, 2021

How Mobile Device Management Works

… Without the Jargon

With over 20 years of experience in telecoms, I can tell you first-hand that manually deploying mobiles and tablets is incredibly time consuming. When you add to this that around 10 million mobiles are lost or stolen in the UK each year, you can imagine the time it takes to get staff back up and running when the worst happens.

But now, thanks to modern Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions, I share some good news… manual configuration is a thing of the past! Instead, most business customers choose an MDM that sets up and manages all company handsets effortlessly – saving them time during initial set up, their users inconvenience when a new app needs to be installed, and enhancing data security (to name only a few benefits).

What is MDM?

Mobile Device Management (MDM) refers to the monitoring, management and securing of mobile devices, such as laptops, smartphones and tablets used in a business.

This means that an MDM solution allows admins to have visibility into your mobile environment, push out applications and OS updates to devices instantly, and control security policies that you put in place to protect your company data (even if a device is lost or stolen).

There are several MDM solutions available in the market that range in price from approx. £3 to £9 per device each month. A popular option for our customers is MaaS360, an IBM solution that can be added to your O2 mobile bill.

How can I use MDM at my business?

Once you’ve decided which MDM is best for your business (we can help work this out with you), there are loads of benefits for both your corporate and employee-owned devices that you won’t be able to live without.

Customise Your Home/Lock Screen to Maintain a Professional Image

Find, Lock and Wipe Lost Devices

Push Out New Apps and OS Updates Effortlessly

Restrict Features and Functions to Keep Staff Productive

Automatically Configure Email, Calendar and Contacts

Protect Business Data Through Device Encryption

Introducing MaaS360

MaaS360 is a clear favourite for our customers, as it’s easy-to-use, affordable, well reviewed in industry and can be added to your O2 Business bill easily. To learn how MaaS360 compares with other well-known solutions including Microsoft InTune and Sophos, click here.

There are four MaaS360 packages to choose from, to help ensure there’s something to fit every budget.

Our recommendation is to purchase your MDM through your communications partner – someone that will be able to offer you the support you need, to rollout the cloud-based software across your existing devices, and help you become comfortable with (and make the most of) the functionality now at your finger tips.

If you’re unsure which package would best suit your mobile environment, or you’d like a quotation, please contact us.

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