As an IT Pro, standardisation used to be the utopia of device management. Having device hardware that is the same within any given platform makes life allot easier when it comes to administration
As an IT Pro, standardisation used to be the utopia of device management. Having device hardware that is the same within any given platform makes life allot easier when it comes to administration. However, Bring Your Own Device ("BYOD"), or sometimes referred to "Bring Your Own Disaster", has completely blown the method out of the water. Often we’ve been working with businesses whereby the HR team has made announcements about BYOD without IT being fully prepared.
These are common issues within the modern IT department.
However, BYOD is here to stay. A home consumer will have usually spent a significant amount of time choosing the correct piece of technology that suits their lifestyle, electronics knowledge and price band. Generally when businesses issue technology to their workforce, there is a limited choice of devices available - often drien by costs and support requirements.
BYOD allows the workforce to use their personal device for corporate business. This present the following issues for the IT Pro:-
- The personal devices will vary greatly.
- Supporting multitude of devices will typically be very difficult.
- There are privacy issues regardless of whether the end user has allowed corporate use.
- The company executives are likely to welcome BYOD as it represents a significant cost saving!
- The IT department will take on the additional support requirement without additional fundng or headcount.
So we need to find a solution for this little problem, and that would be:-
Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite. Combining three core Microsoft services.
Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) allows the IT Pro to fully secure the workforces personal device. It allows the full personal use function whilst protecting confidential corporate data by applying policies that state which applications are allowed to work with corporate data. According to Microsoft, when it comes to EMS "Nobody manages Office better", for example the EMS solution system can ensure company data does not get into the wrong hands by restricting the copy and paste functions and stopping the use of personal cloud storage such as dropbox.
EMS works seamlessly with your existing technologies to secure your data.
Take alook at the following Microsoft video that show how EMS can answer the often difficult questions that BYOD can bring.
Recognised by Gartner as a leading solution within the Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, EMS is the path to Device Management Utopia once again.
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