October 27th 2021

WHAT IS MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT?

Business mobiles can play an important part of your business strategy and are now regarded as an essential tool in our work lives. If you’re on the road a lot, then it’s highly likely that your mobile phone is one of your most used items. Using mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, offer major benefits to businesses by increasing staff productivity and allow staff to work effectively from home.

By giving staff business devices and allowing them to use them wherever does come with its dangers, however. Staff may be accessing confidential business data on public Wi-Fi if they are on a train or sat in the café for instance, raising some security concerns. Devices may also be lost or stolen, raising the risk of your businesses data also being stolen. This is where Mobile Device Management (MDM) can help protect your organisation.

What is MDM?

To put it simply, MDM allows devices to be managed and controlled remotely where they are in the world. GDPR regulations set out how data must be stored and processed, and MDM allows businesses to comply with this. If you’re on a work trip and you accidentally leave your phone or your laptop on the train, or it happens to be stolen – don’t panic. With an MDM solution in place someone in your organisation can remotely lock the device or wipe it, ensuring that sensitive data won’t end up in the wrong hands. Your staff will be able to work away from the office securely and without the worry of their device being compromised or data being stolen if it’s lost.

What are the features of MDM?

When choosing Lily as your MDM solution provider, you will get features such as:

  • Easy to scale up the number of devices you need covering
  • Easy to configure and manage
  • Track data usage
  • Locate devices
  • Remote updates
  • Enterprise security features
  • Use alongside a range of services including mobile, IT and cybersecurity

If you provide mobile devices to your teams, then mobile device management is vital to ensure you minimise data loss and retain control over your devices. Get in touch with a member of our team today to find out more.

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