The growing use of mobile devices for enterprise communication has thrown up newer challenges for business owners and CTOs. Companies are now compelled to come up with mobility management strategies. There are several advantages of mobility management strategy: the mobile employees are able to get access to real-time data, collaborate and take quick decisions and even close sales. Mobility is the need of every growing modern business across the globe and everyone, from the military to the healthcare providers has accepted its use.
One of the most popular mobile management strategies is BYOD or Bring Your Own Device, which allows every employee to use their own mobile devices for official communication. The biggest benefit of BYOD is that the businesses will be able to extend the mobile business advantages to empower all its employees. This will not even require a lot of investment as the organization will never have to invest on the corporate mobile equipments. The adoption of BYOD policy is even gleefully accepted by the employees as they are able to carry out their professional tasks from the mobile devices they regularly use.
However, even before you finalize your BYOD policy or for that matter any other mobility management strategy, it is really important to take into consideration the perils of unmanaged mobile devices. You will also have to consider the challenges that your communication system will face due to unmanaged mobile devices, cloud services and applications. You will need to formulate a strategy to counter malicious attacks from the registered devices as many users in your company might not be aware of the malware that they accidently download along with important applications. This malwares and viruses can wreck havoc on you communication system.
We will look at the three simple steps to mobility management.
# Step 1 – Get the Mobile
You can start with the extension of corporate mail to the mobile devices by using a native email client program. You will also need to manage and monitor the devices with the Exchange Active Sync along with the MDM features.
# Step 2 – Improving the mobile
The First phase of mobility management is all about getting acquainted with the mobility aspect and you will be able to address all the needs of the users. Your employees will be more eager to connect their mobile devices to the enterprise network and getting their mails configured. All the users as well as your IT team will get the time to understand the IT policy and other things related to mobile device usage. Once this is done, you can move ahead to enhancing their usage and experience. You will need to extend other applications and enterprise solution to the mobile devices.
# Step 3 – Make the mobile experience complete
This phase is more about turning the overall mobile experience better and making the most of mobility. All your employees/users will get used to mobile management and learn how to use the applications on their mobile. They will also get used to the advanced usage of mobile along with the security protocols.