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Best approach to deploying a Mobile Device Management system
Feb 10, 2011 | 42Gears Team
The company leadership has identified the need for a system to effectively manage mobile devices in your organization. As the best IT guy around here you have been given the mandate to roll-out the system. You obviously will start looking for solutions in the market that can solve the problem for you. But there are few points to take care of that are mostly irrelevant of the product that you finally choose.
Start Slow and measure the benefits: Do not try to use all the features that the chosen MDM solution provides. Select the most important ones first and then add new ones slowly. This is especially important if this is the first time you are doing such implementation.
Start Small: Do not start with managing all the mobile devices in the organization. You have to observe how the end-user and mobile devices reacts to new policies. Keeping the working set small ensures that you can fix many issues before the full-scale deployment is done. Moreover if you go all the way initially, just in case something goes wrong, it would unnecessarily be a big effort to back off.
Keep it Simple: If possible look for an MDM product that is easy to learn and operate. Remember there are not-so-expert members in your team. Keeping the implementation simple for them will help the organization in the long run.