At App47, we often speak with companies that still aren’t utilizing much (or anything) in the way of mobility management. While these companies have a variety of reasons for not implementing some form of EMM (or even just MDM), our answer is always the same: you’re missing out!
As TechTarget Executive Editor Jack Madden points out in an article from this week, many small and midsize organizations still aren’t using EMM software of any kind, despite the fact that it’s been around for more than a decade at this point. This echoes our experience.
While Madden has some good insights into how enterprise mobility strategies have evolved since the introduction of the smartphone (check out the full article for more on that subject), we were most drawn to the diagram pictured above. We think it does a great job of describing how various pieces of the puzzle are all centered around EMM.
As Madden notes, MDM and EMM give IT admins the ability to automate things like configuring wifi and corporate apps, and manage users–saving everyone time. What’s more, EMM gives admins better visibility into and control over the organization’s many mobile devices (and their usage), which is a very good thing.
As the diagram shows, EMM includes a variety of components–but the important thing to remember is that when you’re getting started, you don’t necessarily need to include them all. By starting from the outside ring and determining the “why” and the “how” of your enterprise mobility program, you can choose the best path forward towards the ultimate goal of a cohesive EMM strategy. Obviously, different organizations have different needs, so don’t feel like you need to have everything 100% figured out before you get started.
With the enterprise mobility market being as mature as it is today–and with all the benefits EMM can bring to your organization–there’s really no excuse for not getting started. If you’d like to learn more about how to start implementing an enterprise mobility plan, get in touch with us or request a demo today!