Acquiring the Latest Enterprise Mobility is Important; But Implementing Best Practices in Management is Essential
The need to upgrade, optimize and modernize work environments is a prevalent concern for enterprises across virtually every industry. However, modernizing with the aid of mobile device management (MDM) takes many of the pain points associated with such processes out of the equation.
Enterprise mobility technology has changed the way we work. Whether it is an IT specialist working from home or a shift worker clocking in for another warehouse run with a ruggedized scanning device, employees and organizations rely on these solutions to streamline processes, add efficiency and power better results. The driving force behind the need to upgrade mobility capabilities is addressing current and expected needs and then making sure the tools required (devices, operating systems, applications, etc.) are up to the challenge.
Modernizing with MDM gives your organization the flexibility to address your requirements, no matter your level of technology adaptation. How much, or how little, a company has engaged with technology runs the gamut, but each level of adaptation benefits from managed MDM services:
- Zero Tech — These have ran virtually unchanged for decades, perhaps even eschewing relative simple tracking measures like barcodes
- Ancient Tech — These organizations are at least a few technology generations removed from their latest modernization effort (10+ years)
- Dated Tech — This group has older mobile devices, perhaps even an MDM partner or platform. But because of prior investments they have been hesitant to upgrade significantly
- Embraced Tech — These companies are open to emerging technology in many forms, willing to listen to new solutions and eager to optimize and modernize further
But whether you need an entirely new fleet, a complete rebuild, an enterprise mobility starter set up or just consistency in making sure key apps and your OS are up to date, modernizing with MDM expedites the process. Let’s examine how.
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Best Practices When Modernizing with MDM
Using third-party MDM services and a right-fitting platform to upgrade and optimize your enterprise mobility environment provides several benefits. Guided by your overall MDM strategy, a modernization effort positions the organization to seamlessly integrate better technology to create real value moving forward — and quickly realize ROI. These best practices for any modernization effort are all aided by MDM.
Consistent Upgrade Process
Working through an MDM allows companies to remove much of the manual work, or even automate, the repeatable tasks of making sure new or current devices have the OS, apps and certifications they need to perform. Upgrading can be as simple as sending a QR code and side steps any ‘fat finger’ or other manual inputting mistakes.
Beyond making sure all your devices are up to date, modernizing through an MDM allows you to enhance your fleet as well. You can easily implement additional applications so devices can accomplish more than one specific task or further optimize them to process more of the work they currently do with test cases that break in new capabilities at a scale that is manageable.
With an MDM system, you can introduce new apps at your pace. Release them to a limited segment first and iron out potential issues without risking your entire network.
Packets & Upgrades
Instead of conducting a new massive patch or software update with one huge wave across your entire network — which could cause a host of unintended consequences — you can segment such updates into batches with specific targets. Using the ‘packets’ approach you can identify potential issues more quickly and even include notes/directions in packet profiles associated with the software to make it easier.
Filter the Manifest
Push content and upgrades to specific devices based on filtered settings. Maybe only one segment of your fleet needs the latest OS, or only devices in a certain location. With an MDM you can even filter deliverables to certain IP addresses.
With MDM, you’ll have great insight and visibility into how devices are performing on the job. You can diagnose which apps are working as intended and which are eating into worker’s productivity ratios. You can track battery usage and gain other actionable data that drives future business decisions.
One of the core principles of any MDM program is that it’s essential in identifying what you have currently. You can’t optimize or modernize your fleet without knowing what you have — from devices and platforms to apps and operating systems. MDM provides data critical to managing these assets and how upgrading could affect your current fleet.
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Turn to TRG to Helm Modernization with MDM
Most organizations know they need to modernize to get the most out of their enterprise mobility systems, or to implement one. However, every company requires expert guidance to decipher what it needs from an MDM and how to tailor it to best fit the specifics of that organization. TRG has the experience and broad portfolio of relationships to provide you with the options best suited to your particular modernization efforts.
TRG will help you evaluate alternatives, develop project plans and execute technology transformations. Once a solution is decided upon, our single-source deployment solutions will handle staging, kitting and configuration to simplify technology rollouts. Once your solution is up and running, TRG will ensure it stays that way with comprehensive managed services for the repair, maintenance and logistical support that eliminate downtime.
Connect with TRG to learn more about modernizing with MDM to create a blueprint that helps you get the most out of your investment in enterprise mobility.