Is Your Unified Endpoint Management Strategy in Place?
As more companies and organizations make the shift to accommodate and manage remote workers, the issue of privacy, security, and connectivity may arise. From our own personal information to that of our customers, it is crucial in this day and age to have a secure, reliable, and up-to-date Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) strategy that ensures your business operations will continue to run safely and without interruption.
While businesses continue the implementation of more technology into their operations, including allowing flexibility for employees, what was once a total in-house network has now expanded to personal home network connections. While the corporate network may be up to date and secure, the IT team will need to evaluate the security practice of internal operations. Knowing this may make you think — when was the last time your organization checked on the current unified endpoint management strategy, and how often does it need to be checked?
It is well known that old software is vulnerable to attack, but even knowing this, when is the last time you upgraded? The reason for upgrading is that hackers will continuously work to try to penetrate the system, and vendors will only patch and offer solutions and support for so many years. This is why the UEM strategy should be checked regularly as this software gives IT administrators control over smartphones and other endpoints such as tablets and laptops. UEM also gives administrators the ability to secure and enforce policies on these devices. Optimizing the security and functionality of these devices to allow content management through file syncing and sharing within the enterprise is another goal of implementation.
Beginning with an IT audit is one of the first things that should be done when assessing your current unified endpoint management strategy..
Upgrading or Migrating Your Mobility Fleet Standards?
When the time comes to upgrade or migrate your mobility fleet, your first thoughts may be figuring out the most efficient and effective way to navigate this challenge. While this may seem overwhelming, it doesn’t need to be when you properly plan the deployment.
Having a good deployment and implementation strategy in place is just the start. Finding and working with a partner that offers custom and tailored solutions can take the burden off of your in-house IT team.
With security being the main goal in mind, the next is how quickly you can get the new devices up and running into employees’ hands. Migrating your mobility fleet doesn’t just happen overnight. This will take plenty of time and strategy for a proper rollout. The last thing you want to do is be unprepared, which will cause even more disruption and downtime in the workplace.
The Importance of a Mature Mobile Strategy
Having a mature mobile strategy ensures that all endpoints are secure and that the proprietary information of your business and customers is safe. This begins by knowing exactly how your employees will be using devices.
Does your business partake in remote work? Does your organization follow the bring your own device (BYOD) policy and allow employees to use their own devices? Answering these questions will help you begin to assess what needs to be addressed when working toward a mature mobile strategy.
An official issued piece of work equipment will already have all of the necessary software and hardware installed for the user. However, with the increase in BYOD and mobile, third party integration may be necessary to use outside apps with internal backend systems. Beyond this, the remote user will be accessing a network outside of the one in the office, which could be more vulnerable and susceptible to attack if it is not a personal, private, and secure network or uses weak passwords and authentications.
Without knowing if your current software and that of which employees are using on their own devices have been properly monitored and maintained, you are leaving the door open to a much larger risk.
Why the Best Hardware Planning Practices Should Be Followed
When the time has come for the implementation of new technology, you may be so enthralled with learning about the new devices that you mismanage the rollout.
You can properly prepare by following the best hardware planning practices which will save you a lot of time, capital, and headaches. Of course, being prepared does mean that you will need to learn about new devices, but understanding the order in which the rollout should occur needs to be the top priority.
You will want to inform your employees when the deployment and implementation will occur so they can rework their production schedule, prepare any questions they may have, and set aside time if any additional training is needed.
If possible, have a cross-functional mobility team test out the new devices and equipment ahead of time. This provides relevant stakeholders to address priorities and concerns that IT or procurement may otherwise miss. This will allow for a much smoother transition during this process.
TRG Can Assist Your Business With Its Unique Needs
Implementing and deploying a new UEM strategy or hardware and devices may seem overwhelming, costly, and like a burden. When the time comes, finding the right vendor to partner up with could be the difference-maker in your business operations.
TRG promises to add value to your company by inserting our expertise and skilled technicians into your organization while maintaining focus on your core business objectives. We offer a suite of support services to assist you and your business with its unique needs. Our customized solutions to all of our clients ensure that any challenges that they have faced will be met and overcome with timely and reliable service.
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