8 tips for a successful EMM deployment

Originally published at: https://bayton.org/docs/enterprise-mobility/general/8-tips-for-a-successful-emm-deployment/

Recently, while browsing through EMM resources on Gartner, I stumbled across an interesting study undertaken in 2016, in it Gartner reports: more than half of employees who used smartphones at work rely solely on their personally owned smartphones That is by no means an insignificant number, one that’s likely already increased 4 months into 2017 and will only increase further as we approach the next decade. And that’s a problem. While employees are ready to leverage Enterprise Mobility to improve productivity, enhance their work experience and make their lives easier, businesses in many cases simply aren’t keeping up; a recent study by Synchronoss (via CWSI) delved into the state of Enterprise Mobility in 2017 across organisations in the UK and US and highlights how alarmingly unprepared many organisations are – 38% of those asked are yet to implement basic measures to safeguard corporate data such as enforced device security, restricted access to corporate resources or even basic visibility* of who is connecting in and to what. * ActiveSync logs notwithstanding These problems also extend to COPE (Corporately Owned, Personally Enabled) and CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) where organisations recognise there’s a need to implement control over the devices allowed to be used in the business, but don’t necessarily expand this initiative to address the corporate (HR) policies, security concerns and many other necessary considerations for ensuring a successful EMM deployment. Indeed, a successful deployment is not simply granting permission for employees to access email via their own smartphones or handing out devices with no corporate management enabled, it’s…