Target Target
mobile device management

Device Management

Mobile Device Management
for successful
mobile infrastructure

Mobile Device Management (MDM) was developed because companies realized that uncontrolled and unmanaged mobile devices can quickly become a threat to the corporate infrastructure. MDM allows the management of mobile devices with policies that enforce the security policy of the company.

The challenge

Few companies have a mobile infrastructure with a unified platform, operating system and similar mobile devices. This may be the desire of every IT administrator, but it is often far from reality.
For many companies the use of mobile devices has grown in an unplanned and uncontrolled manner and in many cases, employees are using their own mobile devices for business purposes (BYOD). Most companies are running multiple platforms with a wide range of device types from different manufacturers – in the worst-case scenario even with different firmware. In light of this complexity, the maintenance and management of multiple mobile platforms and a wide range of devices can easily become a nightmare for any IT manager.

The introduction of a MDM system should be strategically planned

Prior to the introduction of mobile devices, a company should closely examine the advantages and disadvantages of different operating systems and device manufacturers to find the solution most suitable for the needs of that company. Therefore an in-depth analysis of the company's individual Mobility requirements is necessary. Here we come full circle: an MDM system should always be introduced only as part of an overall Mobility strategy because MDM is an essential part of any Mobility strategy.

And this is only possible with expert knowledge of Enterprise Mobility. Klaus Duell, the founder of IT’S GER, is a leading expert on all aspects of Mobile Device Management and a consultant with MDM manufacturers in Europe. Klaus is also author of many MDM strategies such as PUOCE (Private Use of Company Equipment).