Choosing the right MDM strategy

Choosing the right MDM strategy

With the rise of bring-your-own device (BYOD) strategies in firms across the country, there has never been a greater need for businesses to adopt a mobile device management (MDM) approach, as it provides a whole host of features that many will consider vital.

However, the process of choosing an MDM model that suits the needs of both your business and your employees can be reasonably tricky, so it is always important to ensure that you are fully aware of what options are available to you.

The first thing you need to consider is what devices will be used within your network. This may sound like a small and subsequently insignificant afterthought, but the fact is that an MDM solution's effectiveness will very often be based on what type of devices are present within the system, as well as what operating system they will be running.

Once you have established what sort of devices are being used within your network, it is always good to gain a thorough knowledge of precisely how they are being used by the workers within your network.

A device being used just for checking emails is very different to sort of device that requires access to corporate applications and services, meaning that the MDM would be different in each case.

If you fail to take such considerations into account, then you risk not adequately integrating your BYOD approach into your system.

There is no doubting that the loss of devices can in some cases lead to a loss of even a theft of data, which for companies working in certain fields can be nothing short of disastrous.

It is therefore vital that when you are considering which MDM system to use, you have a general idea on the level of control that you require in order to ensure that all of your most important and sensitive data is secure.