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Managing Data on Mobile Devices in Today’s Mobile World

Consider the statistics on mobile devices! Almost three quarters of your enterprise data is being created in different mobile settings, which include laptops and mobile devices like smartphones. Your employees might be out of the office selling your products, talking to your clients, repairing damaged equipment, digging up roads, attending seminars, or marketing your products. Although, such services of your employees to your company may offer you more competitive advantages, it is important for you to know that these employees may have a limited knowledge Information Technology (IT), and also they are certainly not experts when it comes to IT security. However, your company is putting security services into the hand of such people. Are you really sure you will be able to manage all of the mobile devices in your company, especially, in this mobile crazy world? Don’t you want to make a decisive action give such circumstances?

Cloud computing automates mobile device management and in turn it automates business processes, including businesses at remote sites. Your company can establish a dependable mobile device management system that can offer secure control of your mobile data, applications and devices without compromising the freedom available for the workforce simply by moving over to the cloud based computing services. Cloud services will lead to automatic definition of protocols; and they also enforce steps that help to manage and secure mobile assets, as well as implement answers that pro-actively control, protect mobile objects and enhance competency, client services, and eventually productivity.

For management of mobile devices, cloud computing services are organized with great, dynamic solutions for mobility management. There is reduction in the complexity due to the abstraction of the backup infrastructures and connectivity. The companies will be able to take full advantages of mobility and provide mobility devices with the help of software applications. Simply by reducing connection time, mobile workers that are connected to the cloud can increase facing time of the customer. In addition, they can easily deliver the correct amount of information at the appropriate time on their reliable devices. Just as the desktops in the office are being supported so the mobile devices will also be supported due to the fact that the entire data mobile devices, applications and data will be managed from a single console. The administrator at the head office of enterprise will remain the one to handle security issues.

Top notch cloud based management solutions will respond to the changes in the condition of the device. There are a number of parameters being monitored by the software, and some of them include: files, folders, memory, settings in the registry for the purpose of making changes and backup process triggers. There may be need for launching of precise applications
whenever the users either signs in or logs-out; the information of the user can easily be formed and saved to the core server so as to be able to trace the activity of the user or even when top secret folders and files are written to the external cards or passed on to other devices. Some of the applications that are available for offer with mobile management services that based in the cloud are: Optimization of bandwidth, scheduling, prioritization, management of connection, asset control, remote control, inventory control, license control, application control, and software distributions.

Mobile management tools that are based in the cloud may be of help to your company when it comes to management and protection of mobile devices in the entire company. Enterprise grade cloud solutions are:
• Highly flexible,
• Easily scalable, and
• Quickly measurable.
In short, enterprise grade cloud solutions are are Internet based applications which can easily be configured to the particular needs of your company.

Linking Mobile Devices for Data Consolidation

Data is becoming increasingly unstructured. While data is reproduced through several means, including in devices such as laptops, desktops, and smartphones and other devices, data consolidation and definition has become challenging. However, such data should be merged, defined and even made available to the people that need the information for the purpose of decision making. So far, data consolidation either never happened or happened very infrequently among all verticals. This has forced decision markers to guess at trends and reach at conclusions based on the available data. However, today things are different and data consolidation and definition can be handled rightly.

There can be changes in the face of computing around your company due to the incorporation of cloud computing. There are also possible things you can do with your data banks which include, centralizing them and linking your mobile devices to the data banks for the main purpose of either downloading of uploading information on the go. You can easily define polices of your enterprise for the mobile employees and automate the process of data backup from plethora of systems online. This is to make it easy for collection of data, categorization, indexing and presentation of data notwithstanding the fact that it is generated or even within a short period of time.

Loss of mobile devices should not be disastrous. There are ways you can prevent data breaches. For instance, you can run your entire mobile devices data on a very “thin” client; and and also store all your information in an Internet based repository. As a result, there will be no impact due to the loss of your mobile device, as it will just be a loss of a piece of hardware instead of a loss of hardware and important information. Encrypting all of the data on the device will give you an added security; and crooks or unauthorized persons that get hold of your mobile device will not be able to gain access to the data in the device or even in your Internet based storage vaults without having necessary authentication.

Mobile access and computing has brought a paradigm shift in the manner in which businesses are being carried. Thus far, there are still people that are still questioning whether mobile computing is necessarily “ready” when it comes to anchoring data that are mission-critical. No doubt about the fact that there are lots of unchartered and unexploited areas available today. Before deciding to take up the leap, you will need to consider and evaluate the possible risks that could cause your enterprise. In addition, mobile computing architectures need to reach its maturity stage, and the applications are what you need to scrutinize before going ahead to approve that it is risk-free to increase your application platform and migrate to mobile computing. Application developers and system architects could face glitches and confidential expectations when it comes to compliance with statutory privacy requirements.

Hopefully, the above discussion has made you aware about the facts when it comes to anchoring data that are generated on mobile services.

Mobile Device Management in the Cloud Era

The greatest worry about Bring your own device (BYOD) strategy is security. With larger cloud service providers and hardware device manufacturers giving a serious thought to acquiring and consolidating mobile device management services, the problem of security may get resolved in unexpected ways. However, for the present and perhaps for all time, cloud users are advised to focus on data protection and security management and leave mobile device management technologies and integration efforts to the professionals and cloud technology developers.

Traditional data management services assume that data resides on the devices from which it is accessed. With the advent of the cloud, data no longer resides on devices, but in the cloud. The device is merely the access gateway and not the storage repository. Users no longer need to store the information for ease of access or email it to themselves for their use. The data can be accessed from anywhere, anytime and form any device with a simple browser based application and an Internet connection. As a result, administrators need to focus their attention on the institution of data and user governance policies and implementation of these policies enterprise wide, rather than on the technologies that make it possible for them to manage mobile devices connecting to the enterprise network.

Collaborators operating on the same network are freed from the burden of providing their team with the latest versions of the documents. All versions of the document are stored in the enterprise cloud and are available to them at all times. The documents can be accessed and viewed by multiple users and even modified collaboratively, using sophisticated tools that are made available with the cloud software. None of the users need to grapple with technicalities of file sharing protocols or file synchronisation, etc. These activities are abstracted to the cloud software, and the end users are left free to work with the files in real time over the Internet.

The key to effective mobile device management lies in acceptance of the changed reality. Enterprises, launching into mobile device management technologies must begin their journey with a complete understanding that they are creating a new paradigm in technology management. They must get ready to abstract almost all technology related managerial tasks to the cloud service provider while retaining the core of their business data management with themselves. They should focus on the task of setting up a policy driven user management system, creating security awareness among their employees, and instituting policies for monitoring and reporting on the quality of cloud services they receive.

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