New Training: Implement Modern Device Services
In this 4-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer John Munjoma teaches you how to manage devices and ensure compliance to meet organizational security policies. Watch this new Microsoft 365 training.
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This training includes:
18 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
MS-101 Course Overview
Planning for Mobile Device Management
Configure MDM Integration With Azure AD
Limiting Device Enrolment
3 Things to Consider When Planning Your MDM Strategy
With the advent of the smartphone, mobile device utilization has steadily increased in the business environment over the past decade. Managing mobile devices can be much more difficult than managing other IT assets, though. Why is that?
First, it wasn't until recently that the iOS or Android operating systems had plausible mechanisms for managing devices in a business. There have been solutions developed by companies like Cisco in the past, but these mobile device management solutions have been both frustrating to implement and limited in use.
Second, businesses saw an opportunity to reduce TCO (total cost of ownership) in their IT environment by employing a BYOD (bring your own device) policy in the workplace. This allows businesses to save money on assets while letting end-users use their preferred devices, but how do you manage a device that has both personal and business data on it?
Thankfully, services like Office 365 have made mobile device management easier. Businesses can easily allow end-users to use their own devices without risking cross-contamination between personal and business data. Likewise, businesses can remove and control business data on personal devices without risking the destruction of personal data.
Office 365 is only one mobile device management strategy, though. There are more options for MDM today than ever before, and IT Analysts need to be aware of those options before planning their mobile device management strategies.