Embracing BYOD with Mobile Device Management

Sponsored By: IBM

As smart phones, tablets and other devices continue to gain wide-spread adoption, organizations are increasingly pressured to allow employees to use devices of their own choosing and to let them access corporate systems and data from anywhere at any time. For IT, this can be challenging, but thankfully, help is available with mobile device management software from IBM.

From deploying applications to maintaining updates and ensuring compliance with company policies, cloud-based products such as Mobile Device Management by MaaS360 reduce the administrative burden of managing a BYOD program, while providing for security and monitoring of activities. With minimal upfront planning required to set parameters and new protocols, this software is secure, cost-effective, and simple to deploy and maintain. Key features include the ability to keep personal and company information separate and recognition of ‘authorized’ devices. This means that MaaS360 provides provide IT with enhanced control over which devices are connected, how they are being used, and even what information gets forwarded to whom. What’s more, MaaS360 maintains the integrity of the user experience and allows for different policies for different groups of employees.

To find out more about the impact of BYOD programs and mobility on your organization, consider attending IBM’s “Smarter Business Summit” being held in key cities across Canada. The agenda includes specific breakout sessions dealing with mobility and security issues. Download the research papers below to learn more about mobile app development and working in a mobile environment.

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