Now, more than ever, it’s time for corporations and institutions to define a mobility management strategy. The demands of new technology are endless and it’s crucial to keep pace. At the same time, in an age of increasing cyber threats it’s essential that we all meet innovation’s demands with an eye to enhanced security.
Applications for mobiles can be a minefield. While they’re required in order that your business or institution can serve increased productivity and sleek workflow, applications must also safeguard data.
Policy and progress.
Mobile usage policies are necessary and helpful. But they can have the effect of slowing down the smooth conduct of business. This is where the need to define your mobility management strategy comes into play. By maintaining security, while embracing innovation, you’re able to overcome the potential pitfalls of usage policies that can trip you up when you least need to take a header.
A strong mobility management strategy speaks to business goals. A mobile deployment that fails to address projected outcomes has no shape or definition. It puts the technology in the hands of your people without knowing quite why you’re doing it.
Why do we need this?
One of the most important considerations when seeking to define your mobility management strategy is asking why you require employees to have certain devices. While iPads may seem to be the right move and your organization may feel pressure to keep pace, do these devices serve your needs?
One of the best questions you can ask is how the technology involved moves your business forward and creates news opportunities. This is where interface is key, for both clients and employees.
The development and management of new applications must serve your ultimate goals, making the devices you’re deploying agents of productive change. If not, why do you need them?
Data and security.
A mobility management strategy is about a lot more than the devices themselves. It’s about applications, as we’ve briefly discussed above, but it’s about data, too.
And data is a big one.
How is that data protected? How is it stored? What impact does the mobile web have on your data?
Is it secure?
Your employees need access, but while they’re enjoying that access, data security is paramount. When defining a mobility management strategy, the treatment and protection of data is one of the most important factors. Much of this addresses the environment data is available in, encompassing concerns like location and networking.
Seamless user experience.
Your data is important, but so is user experience. How are your security protocols going to impact that? Will they impinge on an intuitive interface between the user and your products/services?
Access from your corporate or institutional plants is a given, but what about when people attempt to access from other locations? This is easily answered with innovations in security which allow enhanced login protocols (some of them biometric) that don’t impact user experience.
To define your mobility management strategy is no small feat. Outsourced solutions like OpDecision get that done specialized expertise. Contact us to find out more.