Sep 01, 2011
More businesses than ever are confronting how to fully embrace mobile devices beyond their executive and sales teams. In a way, IT teams are being dragged into this. Many users have fully incorporated smartphones and tablets into their daily lives and use corporate-issued and personally-owned iPhones, iPads, and Android devices to access corporate data. They have also adopted application stores in their personal lives, blending activities like web browsing, games, and mobile payments with business uses such as corporate email.
It is all about convenience and productivity for the employee, but for organizations, it can be an IT nightmare. Organizations are starting to confront the daunting challenge of mobile device management. The unfortunate truth, however, is that many are going about it in the wrong way.
Many IT teams make the mistake of trying to implement an excessive strategy for management and operation up front. IT teams should add a degree of rigor - but creating an effective advanced mobile device management (MDM) strategy does not have to be difficult.
This guide describes twelve best practices for MDM. The first eight principles are the essentials that every organization needs to adopt. The last four are advanced practices that will help take to the next level.