In the last decade, the number of devices that are used for business productivity has surged to an unprecedented level.
The extensibility of data in combination with the recent deployment of 5G technology has made it possible to accomplish mission-critical business tasks from virtually anywhere in the world. With the advent of smartphones, tablets, and business-class mobile workstations, it’s never been easier to stay connected and do more from wherever your team may be.
However, this new technology paradigm presents a problem: how does your organization maintain strict control of security, regulatory compliance, and device updates? How is it possible to keep tabs on the status of every device that plays a role in the day-to-day productivity of your business?
What Is Device Management?
Simply put, Device Management is an approach to solving the problem of keeping a consistent, transparent management capability on all of the devices within your organization. In other words, Device Management offers a unified solution to the problem of keeping tabs on every piece of hardware that is used by anyone in your business.
Just 25 years ago, this problem didn’t exist the way it does now. Back then, the internet wasn’t as sewn-in to the ways in which businesses operated. Now, however, project stakeholders, clients, salespeople, and administrative staff all have 24/7, immediate access to whatever data they need to accomplish their specific tasks.
What is the Purpose of Device Management?
Optimizing device functionality and enhancing data security are the two main benefits for any Device Management strategy. By deploying a state-of-the-art Device Management protocol, businesses can operate more smoothly, get more done, and worry less about data breaches and vulnerability to hacking.
How It Works
Typically, Device Management is executed through the installation of specialized software that is configured in a way that makes the most sense for the company in question. This software lives on every device within the business’ ecosystem, from smartphones and PDAs to laptops, servers, and permanent workstations.
System Administrators benefit greatly from a smart Device Management solution, as they’re able to remotely manage devices and their respective security settings from wherever they are. This makes Device Management especially beneficial for businesses that are geographically distributed.
The Multiple Benefits of Device Management
Given the increasing complexity of technology and the light-speed expansion of data accessibility, there really is no good argument against Device Management.
A well-thought out plan to have all of your business’ devices managed remotely provides a host of benefits, including:
- Increased productivity. When all of your employees are using devices that are ‘on the same page’ with respect to security, updates, and connectivity to others, everyone wins. Decisions are made faster, data services are more reliable, and SaaS solutions function better, giving you more return on your investment.
- Water-tight regulatory compliance. For many businesses, falling out of compliance with governmental regulations is an ongoing concern. Device Management addresses this concern head-on by giving your business quicker, more transparent access to every device your employees use. This results in increased network integrity and less time spent having to physically configure every device within your organization.
- Cost savings. Gone are the days of requiring every employee to use a ‘company laptop’ or ‘business phone’ for their day-to-day activities. With Device Management software, virtually any business-class computer or mobile device can be remotely managed and secured just as if it were owned by the business. This allows for a less costly, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) method of doing business.
- Optimized remote support. A great feature of Device Management software is real-time screen sharing. This gives your IT support team a faster, more seamless window into every user’s device, reducing downtime and keeping your team running like a well-oiled machine.
As you can see, the benefits of Device Management are very real. And, as technology continues to advance, there is only going to be more a need for centralized, around-the-clock remote management of all devices.
Fisher’s Technology Knows Device Management
If you think your business could benefit from a smart Device Management solution, you’re probably right!
The best news is that Fisher’s Technology makes Device Management easy. We’re happy to explain all of your options to you, perform any software installations you may need, and equip your business with the Device Management solution that suits you best.
To learn more, contact us today.