The primary purpose of an MDM is to allow enterprises to manage and secure all personal and corporate devices including smartphones, laptops. Here are some important reasons why your business needs an MDM.
- Data security: Nowadays, a significant number of devices are connected to the enterprise network. This increases the network’s liabilities as each endpoint acts as a gateway for a security breach. Using an MDM, you can secure all the endpoints on your network, which would decrease your chance of experiencing a data breach substantially. Using the containerization feature, you can rest easy knowing that the personal and work profiles in your employee’s devices will remain segregated, further reducing the chances of a data leak.
- Efficient workforce: An MDM can distribute and manage data. Since all the data is stored in a central repository, employees have easy access to the data no matter where they are. An MDM can automate some steps in managing your devices, saving time and resources allocated to IT administration. These features save time and effort, hence increasing the efficiency of the workforce.
- Cost savings: With an MDM, you can confidently adopt a BYOD policy. This can save the exorbitant cost of purchasing devices and necessary applications for your workers. Devices running on various operating systems like iOS, macOS, Android, tvOS, and Windows can be managed using an MDM without relying on any additional tools, further cutting down costs.
- Remote management capabilities: Work from home is a very common practice these days. With the devices far out of reach physically, there is a need to push configurations and monitor the devices remotely. Using an MDM, you can save time by remotely managing the all the devices from a centralized platform.