The Mobile Device Management (MDM) space has seen a lot of change over the last 10 years. As I see it, we are now in our third evolution of MDM, so let's look at how it all started, and what it’s become today.
Deciding whether or not managed mobility will cost your company jobs is a rather nuanced topic. In some ways, it may cost your particular company a certain amount of jobs, but the cost in jobs will result in more efficiency and scalability which can bring a multitude more revenue and future employment opportunities down the line.
Managing mobility solutions for a large client base is all fun and games until your costs and profit margins are out of sync. Somehow, at a moment’s notice, it can seem that costs can spiral out of control. It can seem overwhelming to fully map out all of your cost for operating MDM across your platform. To make things more manageable, here are a few simple ways to figure out how much your company is spending on mobility.
Managing multiple types of devices for various clients can be a quite a tall order. Which is why it is important to implement stringent Mobile Device Management (MDM) strategies to keep your company robust.
Mobile Device Management is a broad and promising venture for anyone in the Mobility industry. However, when costs are not properly managed, one can easily feel overwhelmed and overextended. Here are two handy ways to cut costs while maintaining the security of your services.
Windows Phone 10 has added a variety of features. The app library is slated to expand much more due to refined streamlining with Windows 10 for PCs. More apps will be available as a result of Windows Phone 10 streamlining with Windows for PCs. Developers will only need to create a single version of an app for both the main Windows 10 OS and Windows Phone because of the unification of the architecture.
The Problem with Doing Everything Yourself
A rising trend in many companies is the idea that they should, wherever possible, try to bring all of their operations ‘in house’. If you reduce outsourcing you increase the control you have over what’s going on and what you’re paying for when it comes to the countless things that keep your company running. Having direct oversight of each department and each expenditure is always a good thing, right?
Well-run organizations, and the talented leaders who run them, can easily differentiate between an investment in their business and an unnecessary expense. They know the value of a well trained staff member, desire low staff turnover, hire specialists when they need to, and try to avoid micromanagement and its pitfalls where they can. Unfortunately, there is one area where even the best business minded professionals can become “penny wise and pound foolish”– and that’s IT.
Mobile Security - Your Biggest Risk
Are your employees connecting their mobile devices to your network on the sly? Can you tell?
You may think you have a handle on BYOD but employee behavior might tell another story. Rather than going through IT to properly integrate personal devices into the corporate network, and follow corporate mobile policies, many employees will simply sneak their own devices in.
Last summer, the ruling by California Second District Court of Appeal declared it mandatory for any employee living in California to be reimbursed for any reasonable use of their personal cell phone for work purposes. Relating to Labor Code 2802, it only applies to voice minutes at this point (regardless of whether or not the employee has unlimited minutes) and of course only applies to employees living in California. But this could be just the beginning – whether new laws will emerge to require organizations to reimburse employees for work-related data use, or whether the California statute is adopted across the country is anyone’s guess. Your organization needs to be ready.