What is Enterprise Mobility Management?
There is a lot of talk about Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) in IT departments right now. And most of us have varying opinions of what EMM entails, but what is it truly?
Wikipedia, defines EMM as “the set of people, processes and technology focused on managing the increasing array of mobile devices, wireless networks and related services to enable broad use of mobile computing in a business context.” It is still considered an emerging discipline, and one that can be confusing or challenging to many agencies and enterprises.
Many organizations still rely on pen and paper processes for field workers. Others have made strides to implement the systems required to enable mobility, yet struggle with the many challenges wireless faces. But EMM is something all organizations will need to adapt in order to keep up with the market.
Enterprise Mobility Management Focuses on 3 Distinct Areas
Connectivity is at the core. If your workers aren’t getting solid, secure connections, then the system fails. With connectivity comes the challenge security and the ability to deliver the applications workers need over a wireless channel.
Visibility is key to ensuring you can gather the data you need to successfully iterate and manage the performance of your program. If you have no visibility into, say, the cellular network your employees are accessing applications from, then you can’t troubleshoot connectivity issues if they are having them.
Control allows your IT staff to develop specific policies that meet your business goals, and enforce them across all deployed mobile devices. You need this type of control in order to push security updates, limit bandwidth usage, manage application access, etc.
NetMotion believes that Enterprise Mobility Management as a critical focus for any organization that has workers who are mobile.