The combination of more regulatory attention, the increasing threat to business and heightened governance expectations mean that cyber security is now firmly a senior issue and a central concern for management. The likelihood of a cyber-attack has risen to the extent that it is a question of when, not if, an organisation will experience an issue.
Mobile device management (MDM) is defined as the administration of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, laptops and desktop computers. While many businesses focus on servers, desktop computers and laptops they often ignore mobile devices, to the detriment of the company.
Not every aspect of the organisation can be easily and effectively moved into the cloud, so it is essential to review all the options to ensure that the hosted services can deliver the desired benefits to your organisation.
When considering mobile device management solutions there are a number of capabilities that you should look out for concerning general policy, data communication and storage, user and device authentication and applications.
Most organisations, large and small, are gradually moving to a complex mobile environment. Every organisation needs to see and control the mobile devices entering their enterprise, whether they are provided by the company or part of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.