Understanding What MMS Can Do For Your Business
Keeping up with annual iterations of new phones, devices, and computers has resulted in undue strain on IT departments, abetted by increasing numbers of company employees wanting to use their own devices for work purposes. A common solution to this is the implementation of BYOD initiatives – bring your own device – which lessens the burden on an IT department, though not entirely. That’s where managed mobility services come in.
How it Works
Managed mobility services allow an organization to improve the productivity of its workers by simplifying and streamlining multiple device platforms (including their own personal devices) into a business. Not only does this increase the productivity of workers by allowing them access to devices they’re already familiar and comfortable with, but it significantly eases the strain placed on IT departments by providing a comprehensive, all-in-one solution to the challenges they face.
Managed mobility services (MMS) focus on enabling communications between workers (generally mobile) and their traditionally PC-bound resources, such as databases, business email, and similar corporate content. MMS gets this communication flowing through specialized mobile apps and solutions. Relying on readymade or tailor-made applications ensures quick and efficient communication.
As mentioned above, allowing workers to access company resources through their own device eliminates the need for training and set-up on a device they may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable with. This has the added bonus of improving work productivity, a clear boon from a management perspective.
Instead of forcing an IT department to play catch-up with constant iterations of devices and systems, MMS greatly decreases their strain and allows them to focus on maintaining and managing a set of applications. Cost-cutting on hardware is also a bonus in this regard, allowing an IT department to focus on the security of their new applications and systems.
Tailored to Your Company
A managed mobility service provider will provide you with a detailed plan and solution specific to your business and focused around your needs. Whether through implementing custom software or unique integrations, an MMS provider will ensure that you can find a solution that works for your business. MMS is inherently flexible and adaptable.
Managed mobility services are part of an explosive growth market around the BYOD sector, with some estimates placing that growth at an annual 33.6 per cent increase as the sector grows. This trend is driven by organizations seeking real-time access for their workers with installation throughout the entirety of the organization.
Though by no means comprehensive, this overview of MMS gives a sense of the scope and scale a provider can deliver for its clients. Managed mobility services will, in large part, help define the BYOD sector and related trends for years to come.