Mobile devices are mobile, meaning you can’t control where they are and they go wherever employees may go. A challenge for creating, deploying and managing a mobile program is the concern about safety and security, and not having a pulse on the exact whereabouts of the devices like you would with on-site hardware. There’s always a tinge of concern that these roaming devices may be lost or stolen and fall into the wrong hands, or that they could be left in the pockets or purses of departing employees who intend to leave with more than just experience under their belts.
These are valid concerns and issues that need to be addressed when enabling a mobile program. Device management, controlled apps, and policies can be combined to create an effective and implementable solution, removing the anticipated risks and providing preventative options to ensure these issues can be handled quickly.
One solution for managing enterprise mobility and alleviating some of the security issues, is to use a single platform for mobile program management. A single server platform provides a more agile and secure environment, and myriad capabilities that brings control to a central space.
Solutions, such as SAP Afaria, enables IT and mobile program managers to:
- Deploy applications on devices
- Provide data encryption
- Create a password policy
- Initiate administrative lockdown
- Wipe devices devoid of information
- Prevent and address viruses
SAP’s Consulting services can evaluate individual situations to determine the best implementation of SAP Afaria and work with options for securing devices and device management. Due to the expertise and experience of the SAP services organization, SAP can provide the knowledge, environment, and materials needed to build a landscape for mobile development within five business days…then it can be rapidly deployed.
The beauty of the solution is in its longevity due to its ability to scale. The mobile solution can grow as your program and/or company grows, and it keeps the mobility aspect of the business streamlined and organized.
For more information about SAP Afaria and solution, read the solutions brief, A Fast Track to Best Practices in Device Management.