Magazine Article | November 29, 2010

Feature Article: Mobile Device Management: Are You In Control?

Source: Field Technologies Magazine

By Sarah Howland, Integrated Solutions magazine

The decision to deploy mobile devices to your field workforce takes a lot of deliberation. Which type of mobile device is best? What software solution will accomplish your goals? How will the solution be rolled out? What training will your workers need? And the list goes on. However, one consideration many companies overlook during this deliberation process is how the devices will be managed once they're deployed. While MDM may seem like a small piece of the overall mobile solution puzzle, it is an important one — and the repercussions of not considering MDM during your deployment can be costly. From securing mobile data and pushing out software updates over the air to remotely diagnosing issues and reducing device downtime, the benefits of MDM are clear. MasTec is one company that is experiencing those benefits firsthand.

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