How MDM has driven the cloud

How MDM has driven the cloud

The last few years has seen a dramatic rise in the number of companies turning to mobile strategies in order to do business, with trends such as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) playing an increasingly important role in the way in which many companies do business, which in turn has led to other technologies such as mobile device management (MDM) and cloud computing, surge in popularity.

MDM has been particularly important as the rise of mobile working and BYOD has brought with it a number of concerns among enterprises, such as the security of data and potential network breaches.

That has led to the release of a whole host of different MDM solutions, many of which try to specifically take centralised control of mobile devices within a company’s infrastructure, appealing to a wide range of platforms including BlackBerry, Apple and Android, while also having control over the apps that run on them.

That has led to enterprises having an increased amount of confidence in the cloud, an area where they would have perhaps been more weary before.

Such a situation has led to a substantial shift in the make-up of the global IT landscape, which has now changed in a way that leaves many companies demanding a futuristic, dynamic and scalable application architecture.

Expectations of a company’s infrastructure have therefore shifted, as there is now an increased focus on ensuring that there is an always-on and always available connectivity, especially when it comes to cloud-based resources, which employees often access using a whole host of different devices both within and outside of the office.

Many of the services comprise of computing and storage resources at the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) layer, as well as cloud –based applications on a software as a service (SaaS) platform.

With this set-up companies are able to reduce their overall spend in comparison to traditional approaches, meaning that the adoption of the cloud alongside an effective mobile working policy is both cost-efficient and productive.