MDL Technology, a Kansas City-based managed services company, sees the competitive value of tapping into Enterprise mobility management (EMM), an evolving and versatile market for companies. It’s no surprise that businesses benefit when their employees have the ability to work while on the go. In fact, enterprise mobility management has become necessary for most organizations today.
Why? EMM is a set of technologies and services focused on securing company data on employees’ mobile devices. While it can manifest itself in various ways, it generally consists of a suite of mobile management systems and services that protect intellectual property; specific processes that ensure the security of data; and systems that must integrate with a wide range of enterprise IT systems to meet a range of corporate concerns, according to Computer World.
Different companies obviously have different needs when it comes to choosing an EMM system. Some businesses may want to focus on data security while others may want to focus on securing apps. Organizations can also have the option to erase everything on an employee’s phone if the device is lost or stolen. Companies are shifting towards the vision of EMM by allowing their employees to do more while being mobile at the same time.
Med Gadget says mobility helps to see the functioning of the Internet of Things environment by providing comprehensive connectivity using new technologies, to keep companies competitive, to develop new capacities and create excellent mobile experiences in information-driven activities.
“The definition of EMM is evolving,” said David Johnson, principal analyst at Forrester Research. “[EMM] used to be mainly about mobile device and application management, but now it’s more about enabling mobility more broadly – extending to Windows 10 and MacOS devices, identity and access management strategy and how to design mobile engaging and productive mobile experiences for employees.”
EMM involves a range of solutions and supports a range of device platforms, such as Android, iOS and Windows 10. There are different types of EMM tools. They include: mobile device management (MDD), mobile application management (MAM), mobile identity management (MIM), mobile information management (MIM), mobile content management (MCM) and mobile expense management (MEM). Each of these tools can be used to meet the specific needs of almost any organization.
Companies have been turning to EMM solutions at a high rate since the first iPhone brought on the rise of bring your own device programs (BYOD). EMM is the answer to the problem of allowing company data to be accessed on employee-owned devices. The need for EMM will continue to grow as companies realize they benefit from their employees being able to work on-the-go.
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