Enterprises Demand More MDM Network Management
InfoWorld recently reported that IT managers are increasingly looking for network management functionality from the mobile device management (MDM) solutions they buy. While some MDM solutions are being expanded to include network management features such as usage monitoring and reporting, or the ability to shave data and roaming costs by limiting downloads to Wi-Fi connections, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
This is where we put in a pitch for our software: Locality was researched, developed and implemented with our customer’s feedback and requests. Its focus is on the cellular networks their employees use every day that are currently a huge blind spot for many enterprises. Locality helps to increase field worker productivity, extend investments in technology and service contracts and reduce IT help desk tickets. The ability to see the real-world conditions your mobile field workers are experiencing down to a specific device, network or application is huge in the ability to manage and optimize your mobile deployment.
In the recently published report on network monitoring trends by Rysavy Research, Peter Rysavy, President of Rysavy Research, defines the total solution needed to monitor and manage these cellular networks as one that can:
- Measure, track and provide visibility into how the cellular data assets are used
- Reveal where those assets are performing well or poorly
- Provide actual when-and-where performance and connectivity data for speedy troubleshooting
- Show which carriers provide the best connections and value within the organization’s specific service area, based on data collected by devices carried by actual users in the field.
This visibility is critical for IT teams that need to support a growing number of mobile workers and variety in device, network and applications that will be required to meet changing business requirements.