The modern workforce is, quite literally, movers and shakers.
No matter if self-bought or company-bought, employees are using mobile devices to work from while in the office, going from meeting-to-meeting, traveling cross-country to attend conferences, and even when working from home.
But for some (read: the security-minded), this is a little worrisome. With employees using personal and portable devices for work purposes, security hazards are aplenty. Theft. Security breaches. Data loss.
I needn’t go on.
It’s why 75% of CIOs view mobile security for organizations as not only a headache but a significant problem.
Though, with modern problems come modern solutions.
In this super informative post, I’ll be discussing EMM: Enterprise mobility management. It’s what every organization needs to know about, incorporate, and sustain so that its business remains security breach-free. Just read through the following sections to get acquainted with all-things EMM:
- What is EMM (enterprise mobility management)?
- BYOD and the benefits of enterprise mobility management
- Device management: The EMM best practices
Now, let’s stop dilly-dallying and get started!
What is EMM (enterprise mobility management)?
Enterprise mobility management (also shortened in acronym form as EMM) is the processes, procedures, and technology that helps to secure mobile devices in a business context.
For instance, there could be specific software for the IT team to control devices externally, processes to ensure workers are secure while using their mobile devices, and procedures to make sure that, if the worst comes to the worst, employee and corporate data alike doesn’t find itself in the wrong hands.
The team at Citrix define EMM as:
“Enterprise mobility management (EMM) is a set of technology, processes, and policies to secure and manage the use of corporate- and employee-owned mobile devices within an organization. EMM is constantly evolving to accommodate an ever-changing set of device platforms and mobility trends in the workplace.” – Citrix, Definition of employee mobility management
All in all, it’s rather a broad term. What it boils down to, however, is keeping data and devices safe, so the organization in question doesn’t go kaput should a device get lost, stolen, or corrupted.
Now, enterprise mobility management didn’t just appear out of thin air. To truly explain what EMM is, it’s imperative to talk about BYOD – the bring-your-own-device movement.
BYOD: Bring your own device
Remember this old guy?
(The computer. Not the child, obviously.)
This was the Apple II. It was one of the world’s most loved, mass-produced computers on the market. From homes to offices across the U.S., these beastly bad boys were everywhere. For organizations in particular though, they were something of a godsend for business efficiency – even if, due to their humongous size, they were by no means portable.
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