Published on August 22nd, 2013 | by admin
Taking Business into the 21st Century
The world of business is being revolutionized by the presence of mobile devices. Offering a way for us to access all kinds of information on the go, they have been integrated seamlessly into the daily business dealings of thousands of American employees. In fact, business mobile users make up more than 30% of all mobile service subscribers in the U.S. There are nearly a billion smartphone users worldwide, and many are using them at companies implementing BYOD or bring your own device policies. In February 2012, 74% of companies surveyed by Enterasys were allowing some level of BYOD use.
As might be expected, security is a major challenge for companies utilizing Byod policies. Fortunately, Android and iPhone management systems are available to provide solutions for that challenge. Such systems are designed for Android and iPhone management to manage inventory and security of data on iPhones used for business should they be lost or stolen.
The general purpose of iPhone management systems is to reduce security risks and support costs by controlling configuration as well as data of employee devices. They often encompass desktop management interfaces designed to manage the hardware and software components of BYOD models and utilize software that updates hundreds of iPhones without requiring each employee to visit the company’s IT professional.
Basically, iPhone management systems include a server component which sends out management commands to the devices of all employees and a client component which runs on the individual devices and receives and implements the commands from the server. Though systems used to require physical connection to the handset or the installation of a SIM card in order to make changes and updates, later systems began to allow client initiated updates. Today’s iPhone security systems send commands over the air, providing scalability benefits to companies managing hundreds of devices or more. Additionally, iPhone management systems provide encryption and authentication protocols providing further protection for company data.
Remarkably, a large number of businesses that allow BYOD policies don’t use any sort of mobile device management system. Such corporations put their sensitive data at risk, especially since personal devices are lost, stolen, and hacked all the time. As devices become more important fixtures in the business world, iPhone management will become a staple in the business world for their ability to protect sensitive company information. Read more articles like this.