MDM implementation continuing to rise

MDM implementation continuing to rise

The number of companies deciding to adopt a mobile device management (MDM) policy is continuing to rise, new figures have shown.

Analysts from Sandler Research have claimed that the Global MDM Enterprise Software market will grow at a compound annual rate of 23.95 per cent over the course of the next four years.

The rising use of bring-your-device (BYOD) policies in workplaces across the country has led to more employers allowing their members of staff to use a number of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and even wearable technology.

Such an approach carries several benefits, including the boosting of worker morale and productivity. However, the use of this method is not without its problems, especially in the context of managing security and sensitive data.

Those concerns have given rise to the use of MDM applications, which not only help to secure and manage devices, but also applications, content, and security.

Perhaps one of the most noticeable trends has been the way in which MDM has linked up with cloud computing systems.

The cloud has become a vital part of any BYOD system, mainly due to the fact that it provides the infrastructure needed for employees to work remotely from any location.

There is subsequently a pressing need to implement an MDM approach that works alongside the cloud in order to keep data secure.

Experts have already suggested that IT departments will need to view mobile, cloud and social media as one construct, which can then be managed in the appropriate manner.

Of course, there are sure to be further challenges for MDM software to overcome, particularly when it comes to keeping up with the demands of the new hardware and technology.

With BYOD continuing to prove popular with many enterprises, there is still arguably plenty of room for MDM solutions to evolve further in order to protect the most sensitive data of companies.