Modern Businesses Need Modern Techniques to Tackle End User Device Management
Very few businesses — if any — can run today without a great deal of help from devices of all sorts. Big data, Internet of Things, business analytics, all these concepts and more are reliant on an ever-expanding network of interconnected devices with new applications that are constantly in development and constantly changing. As such, having an end user device management plan coupled and comprehensive endpoint services will go a long way to helping your business excel.
The fact is that any company is only as good as the tools it uses to complete its job, whatever that job may be. With that in mind, you need to have a strong strategy in place to ensure that no matter what type of devices are being used by your company, your end user device management plan allows you to get the most out of your tech and your employees.
Big companies have taken notice of how important an industry this is, with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (Microsoft EMS) being one of the bigger players on the market.
Let’s take a look at four ways having an end user device management plan will help your business not only survive in the modern technology landscape, but thrive.
The online world has never been more vulnerable than it is today. With two massive malware attacks occurring in the past few months infecting thousands of computers, companies now more than ever need to have solid security plans in place to ensure that they’re protected against such incursions.
Endpoint services can play a big role in the mitigation of security risks by bolstering your cybersecurity in several key ways. After all, it’s one of the key focuses of Microsoft EMS, for instance, as well as other mobility management solution providers.
First, centralized management systems can be put in place to help you keep track of all your employee profiles, policies and devices. Gain a wealth of information available to you at all times should you need to adjust your security service on the fly.
Another key reason why end user device management policies will help you protect your data is through the establishment and enforcement of company policies that dictate how a device can be used safely by employees, which can then be implemented into the admin panel. After all, many breaches are a result of a lack of diligence on an employee’s part rather than a failing of technology.
These management systems can also set device boundaries and access barriers to help mitigate that human risk.
Finally, these services can also help you easily access profiles to wipe sensitive data in the case of lost or corrupted devices. This not only helps maintain data privacy, but can also counteract any sort of data blackmail or ransom that would take place should a successful malware attack take place.
In any business, efficiency is the name of the game. Being able to get the most out of your time, money, resources, etc. is obviously key to running a successful enterprise.
End user device management services can help you establish a more efficient business by essentially bringing experts in to do the heavy lifting. Instead of concerning yourself with the specifics of every new device and application — devices and applications that can change or be replaced at a head-spinning pace, no less — you’re essentially bringing in experts to cater to that aspect of your company while freeing you up to focus on what it is that you and your company do best.
And of course, the more efficient and effective a company is, the better the bottom line is going to be.
Speaking of the bottom line, IT needs in the modern era can really begin to add up if you’re not careful. Keeping these costs down is not an easy endeavor, and the balance between finding good IT help without breaking the bank is a difficult balancing act.
With managed services, however, you can reduce your IT investment by bringing in a cost-effective team of experts that will help reduce your reliance on IT support in-house, not to mention relieving your IT managers to focus their attention on other areas of the business, increasing output across the board all while saving you money.
Endpoint Services Can Modernize your business
As mentioned at the outset, having the latest tech working at the highest possible level is one of the greatest competitive advantages a company can ask for in our technologically demanding world.
But finding the latest and greatest tech today can be at times a nightmare for those without an in-depth knowledge of the landscape. With so many devices and applications out there promising to provide all sorts of lofty improvements, it can be daunting to sort through all the various options and settling on a particular device or set of devices.
And that’s where endpoint services and service providers come in. They can not only help you identify the best devices to power your business, but also do the legwork and find out which ones would form the best cohesive whole together.
To borrow an example from the mundane, trying to get a Mac and a PC to work together — depending on the program — can be a real headache that we’ve all probably encountered in one form or another over the years. Endpoint services can help you avoid those types of needless roadblocks by ensuring cohesion and compatibility between devices and applications.
Endpoint Services Can Help You Today
At PCM Canada, formally PCM Canada Inc., we pride ourselves at being a premier end user device management service provider with the knowledge and expertise necessary to help you power your business. As mentioned above, we can help you achieve better operational efficiency, save money, establish better security protocols, and otherwise modernize your business.