Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
Grudi Associates is now helping businesses get control of their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices through the integration of advanced mobile device management and mobile application management. Key benefits include enhanced security, greater efficiency and lower costs.
“The advancement and proliferation of mobile technology has offered huge benefits to businesses,” says Walt Grudi, President of Grudi Associates, a leading provider of telecom and IT services in Central PA and beyond. “But it has also created major management challenges. Mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) are invaluable tools.”
Research firm Gartner predicts that up to 90% of companies will support workplace applications on mobile devices by 2014. 79% of companies are at risk of security breaches from mobile devices. Up to 90% are at risk of repair, maintenance and troubleshooting problems.
“These statistics should get every IT and C-suite executive’s attention,” says Grudi. “The huge numbers of mobile devices are connecting with corporate systems, reaching deep into secure data and proprietary information, often without adequate control, accountability and security. MDM and MAM effectively addresses these risks.”
MDM is a management system designed to ensure that mobile devices are secure, supported, properly maintained and monitored. It can be implemented through an automated software-based solution or as a managed service, delivered by a professional MDM provider. The optimal system manages devices through their entire lifecycle, from provisioning, setup and activation through maintenance, updates and eventually recycling when their useful life has ended. This is referred to as telecom lifecycle management.
Mobile application management is the delivery and management of enterprise software for both business-owned and personal smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. It includes software selection, provisioning, delivery, licensing, configuration, security, maintenance, tracking and policy enforcement. MAMs can compare the device type, ownership, user and group to IT policies to determine which applications should be provisioned when a new device is activated. In addition, IT staff has the ability to remotely wipe business mobile apps and data from a user's device and lock out access to business applications and data to prevent breaches when the device is lost, stolen or otherwise compromised. MAMs can also be delivered through automated software or as a managed service.
“Effectively integrated MDM and MAM provides cost-saving control throughout the device lifecycle and puts security measures in place that can dramatically reduce risk and add efficiency.,” says Grudi. “Businesses need to act now, before a costly or even catastrophic breach occurs.”
About Grudi Associates: Grudi Associates provides a broad range of telecom and IT services that help businesses and organizations connect and communicate more effectively. Through strategic partnerships with national and regional providers, Grudi Associates delivers innovative and cost-saving wireless, data, Internet, local and long distance, telecom management, hosted and cloud solutions. By providing its customers with a single point of contact for virtually any need, Grudi Associates delivers innovative solutions and simplified telecom and IT.