Many organizations are embracing the increased presence of mobile devices and technology. Mobile devices are productivity enhancers. These devices enable the workplace collaboration and flexibility that are required of today’s workers. To best leverage these devices, employees are pressuring their IT departments to run business applications on their personal tablets, laptops and smartphones. The accelerating adoption of mobile technology is forcing IT departments to rethink end-user devices management. Organizations, pressed with this technological change, are grappling with how exactly to manage a broad assortment of end-user devices connected within their own IT environments. This collection of devices includes consumer-oriented smartphones, tablets and laptops, as well as products designed for use within a managed environment.
As bring your own device (BOYD) and mobility initiatives becomes the standard in the corporate world, companies need to efficiently manage the devices in the IT environment. To do this effectively, the devices require a comprehensive mobility management solution. Providing access to enterprise networks and resources while ensuring that the correct security, support and management capabilities are in place — all while minimizing risk — is a complicated task. Obtaining the right resources, processes and tools to drive a successful program requires careful planning.
This paper outlines an approach that Dell has developed and tested to meet the unique needs of the enterprise. This approach is designed to be easy to implement and manage, and to address a variety of mobile devices.