Companies of all sizes are beginning to embrace mobility solutions into their workflows. From tiny startups to large-scale enterprises, mobility gives companies more flexibility and a more productive scalability. To help businesses achieve this, enterprise mobility technology providers have started to offer mobility solutions for businesses, including management and mobile security tools. However, small-to-medium business (SMB) leaders have asked the question: should we implement an enterprise mobility strategy?
That’s the question that mobile device management (MDM) vendor Miradore have answered in their eBook “Why Enterprise Mobility Makes Sense for SMBs,” which explores how an SMB can take advantage of enterprise mobility solutions. The eBook describes how mobility solutions – in particular, mobile device management (MDM) – can be adapted to work in an SMB infrastructure.
Why should your SMB integrate mobility solutions?
With the sheer number of mobile devices currently in use and more being developed every day, businesses are keen on the idea of using those devices to perform mission-critical tasks. Employees can extend their business capabilities beyond their workstations and even their office by utilizing mobile devices, platforms, and applications.
There are several operational challenges that mobile devices are perfectly suited for, including accessing business records and data from anywhere on or off their campus. Also, as companies rapidly adopt BYOD policies and technologies, the potential uses for workers’ personal devices are increasing as well. SMBs can integrate enterprise mobility solutions to address these challenges, keeping employee productivity and satisfaction up while conquering business tasks.
What makes SMB mobility different than enterprise mobility?
The biggest difference between an SMB and an enterprise in terms of adopting mobility solutions is, obviously, the scale. Most SMBs don’t employ a dedicated IT professional on their team, unlike enterprises which generally have an entire IT division. As such, it’s usually up to the higher-ups at an SMB to evaluate, integrate, and create workflows and policies around their technology. That means that SMBs are able to have more flexibility in determining their tech solutions, since there won’t be nearly as many instances to manage. This applies to mobility as well; since SMBs use less mobile devices that large enterprises, mobility management can be less rigid while still enforcing best mobility practices.
How can SMBs leverage mobility solutions effectively?
For businesses of any size, there are risks involved in adopting mobility technology into your infrastructure. Companies need to know how to overcome these challenges and how to prepare their business for integrating mobility solutions.
Your business needs to keep mobile devices operating its business tasks in check. MDM solutions allow you to ensure every mobile deployment in your infrastructure is secure and operating efficiently.
Just like any device in your infrastructure, you need to secure all your mobility deployments. This not only protects your business from security threats that devices can introduce, but also prevents security breaches in your infrastructure from reaching your devices.
You can check out Miradore’s full eBook here!
If you want to learn more about the benefits of enterprise mobility management, you should check out our free 2019 MDM Buyer’s Guide. We profile the top vendors in the mobile device management, their key capabilities, and our Bottom Line for each.