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  1. Solving the BYOD Dilemma

    The popularity of smartphones in the workplaces has led to an increase in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies. Businesses are now catering to the preferences of their workers as shown in a recent study by Tech Pro Research where 59% of organizations surveyed allow employees to use their own devices for work purposes, and another 13% are planning to allow BYOD use within the next year. Studies have shown that the ubiquity of Apple iOS and Android devices and an increasingly mobile workforce have clear benefits such as increased productivity, cost reduction, and positive worker satisfaction. However, this new office environment of the future bring with it a slew of potential privacy and security issues. Companies are turning to mobile device management (MDM) solutions like Deep Freeze MDM to solve their BYOD concerns.

    Managing a large number of mobile devices can be a daunting task for any IT administrator, and BYOD is only set to complicate the matter further for those not prepared with the proper infrastructure. Deep Freeze MDM provides comprehensive mobile device management tools that make it easy to enroll any number of devices and apply a variety of tailored policies best suited for any business setting. Features include the ability to deploy Wi-Fi and WPA2 settings, restrict camera use, enforce password policies, and more.

    The complexity associated with managing different mobile device configurations and operating systems can be alleviated by using a Deep Freeze MDM centrally managed cloud-based console to track licenses and configure devices securely. In

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  2. Managing Tablets in the Classroom

    Thousands of schools around the world have implemented one-to-one tablet programs for their students. Mobile devices in the classroom have allowed teachers to educate students more effectively by being able to tailor learning styles and monitor each student’s progress to best suit their educational needs. However, adapting schools to new technology can lead to several technical limitations every institution is now facing. Training staff on the latest Apple iPad or Android device, as well as managing apps, files, and updating software can be too much to handle for seasoned IT staff or overworked teachers. Schools are now turning to mobile device management (MDM) solutions, such as Deep Freeze MDM to solve all their security and logistical concerns in order to give students the best learning experience possible.

    Technology in the classroom can become an unnecessary distraction for students and teachers if not properly managed. A service like Deep Freeze MDM provides an intuitive cloud-based console for educators to worry less about technical issues by integrating seamlessly with the Apple School Manager, Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) as well as the Android for Work and Samsung SAFE V2+ systems.

    Keeping students focused on the task at hand can still be difficult, IT administrators will need the management tools in software like Deep Freeze MDM to set restrictions on unauthorized and adult content, control network access and limit functions across devices, as well as purchase and install apps from the Apple App Store or Google Play

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  3. Enterprise MDM : 4 Mobile Device Management Challenges That IT Teams Face

    The rapidly rising need for an enterprise mobility or enterprise MDM strategy underpins an era of unheard of technology disruption. The days of having a new technology emerge and gradually start to disrupt the enterprise IT scene are starting to disappear. In response, businesses need to become more adaptable and responsive to technological change. As organizations work to achieve this goal by embracing initiatives like user-choice programs, they face new challenges that force them to rethink how they manage their device configurations.

    Enterprises can benefit a lot from user-choice programs and mobile device management is at the point of convergence for a variety of tech trends/ initiatives. The growing pervasiveness of the cloud comes to a head as users leverage smartphones and tablets to access apps anywhere. Edge computing is leading to increased use of mobile devices by users that need real-time data processing in field locations. The internet of things is contributing to an influx of apps and services. This list could go on, but the point is clear: Businesses must be ready to manage mobile devices with excellence or they risk being unable to adapt to the variety of IT trends emerging.

    Addressing enterprise MDM challenges represents one of the first major hurdles in helping IT teams overcome the many related issues they’re facing on a day-to-day basis. A good MDM setup enables IT to maintain the control it needs while keeping the end-user experience simple. It’s the perfect balancing act in a rapidly changing technology world.

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  4. MDM for K-12 Schools : 6 Factors to Consider While Evaluating Mobile Device Management Solutions

    IT leaders in K-12 school districts face a mounting challenge as they attempt to manage and oversee mobile device programs aimed squarely at improving education. The theory is that giving students access to smartphones and tablets as part of their school experience will help them be more productive, access a wider range of materials and be better prepared for the workforce. These goals can be achieved in practice, but doing so also creates a great deal of risk.

    CSO explained that mobility strategies in academic settings create an inherently less controlled tech ecosystem, often leading to high-risk web surfing and similar problems. The result is a situation in which technology teams must work diligently to create controls and protect endpoints. A key issue to remember in all of this is the simple fact that mobility strategies in K-12 schools lead to the creation of significant amounts of data. That information is valuable to attackers, and it’s up to school IT teams to safeguard students, faculty and staff.

    Mobile device management technologies are emerging in response to these developments. With many schools embracing smartphones and tablets to empower students, they end up facing a management burden that can leave IT teams scrambling to keep up with everyday demands. What’s more, while many programs are out there to help schools access apps and services for students and teachers, most of the underlying IT support systems in place are still built around older technologies. As such, tech departments often find themselves lacking intuitive

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  5. The Need for MDM : How Mobility is Transforming Business Operations

    Smartphones and tablets initially penetrated the enterprise space as a tool for messaging, email, schedule management and web browsing on the go. The convenience and flexibility drove widespread use and mobility adoption, and have slowly lead to a transformation in how businesses operate. The result is an operational climate in which ease of use, responsiveness and adaptability are the norm. While smartphones and tablets provide unrivaled flexibility in terms of enabling users to access services when and where they need them, many of the more robust, modernized solutions are still just out of reach for business users. Computerworld reported that many companies are still rooted in their legacy systems and have been struggling to get their IT infrastructure updated to empower mobile users.

    Being mired in an outdated IT environment can lead to significant challenges when it comes to sustaining day-to-day operations. While your organization may not have embraced mobile, plenty of consumers have. Those potential customers expect organizations to offer the mobile-friendly service models increasingly available today, and companies need to embrace the technology or risk falling behind.

    Using Enterprise Mobility to Transform Operations

    When businesses transition to modernized, mobile-enabled apps, they can empower their users to take on new workflows and get the job done with much more flexibility than they could in the past. For example, in sales, users can: