Mobile device management software, also known as MDM software, is a type of software as a service that supports mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones, mobile POS devices and more. Device management allows companies to manage the mobile devices of their employees when the devices are being used for work. This is most important because it keeps sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands.
Interestingly, business use of smartphones is expected to reach 62 percent by 2014. In addition, mobile ad spending is predicted to grow to $20.6 billion by 2015. As such, mobile devices are being used much more, and businesses anticipate to be using them more and more often.
A flexible workplace, especially one that allows BYOD, or bring your own device, can increase employee productivity by 20 percent as well. However, BYOD does not mean that every employee has to immediately switch over to exclusive mobile usage, but rather that a multi platform approach must be installed.
Overall, mobile devices are quickly replacing regular desktop computers as the go to device for internet connectivity. Mobile devices are quicker and in some cases provide a superior option for a number of functions. Fortunately, there is MDM software that allows companies to ensure that sensitive data is not lost when mobile devices are used for business functions.