4 Reasons to Use Managed UEM/MDM Services
Growing Businesses Need Solutions — Managed UEM is the Answer
It’s no secret that more and more companies are relying on enterprise mobility solutions. The increasing trend of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, the rising number of businesses using remote and distributed workforces, the IoT integration of devices throughout an organization for ongoing business performance optimization, and more all contribute to the global growth of enterprise mobility.
But this also increases the mobile device management (MDM) and unified endpoint management (UEM) demands that companies must shoulder to make such programs viable. More employees using more devices (and types of devices) in more locations for more projects exponentially increases the scope of what internal teams have to oversee.
Often, these teams aren’t staffed to accommodate this rapid growth, nor are they able to prioritize support in this area over other strategic needs. This is where it becomes important to rely on third-party managed UEM/MDM services and support. And while such services add expense, the long-term benefit of offloading UEM/MDM produces a positive ROI that companies can’t ignore.
Benefits of Using a Managed UEM/MDM Services Provider
1. It’s More Cost-Effective
Depending on the number of devices and licenses needed for a managed UEM/MDM program and the additional services being provided in the agreement, the initial cost estimate might make companies reconsider if it’s right for them — particularly those with teams operating nationally or globally. However, consider the alternative. If a company hires internally for UEM/MDM positions, compensation can quickly approach the upper five figures and even deep into six figures per position.
Companies with nationwide or global MDM/UEM needs will logically need a larger team to support employees and devices and manage the program overall. This can quickly become a massive expense. With a third-party managed UEM/MDM, companies pay according to the size and scope of the program and according to the terms of the provider. However, with third-party UEM/MDM, companies can save on average anywhere from 50% to 75% from their current UEM/MDM expenses.
Another key consideration for managed UEM/MDM is that it allows companies to shift from providing devices themselves (a massive expense and time-consuming offering) to a BYOD policy. This saves companies significant resources while allowing them to more effectively manage how corporate data and applications are used on devices owned by their employees.
2. It’s More Secure
The last thing companies need when managing an enterprise mobility program is a security breach or incident in which corporate data or other important information is lost. This is a significant concern for all businesses regardless of whether their employees use mobile devices for work. For those with BYOD, COPE, or other similar device policies, it’s an even greater concern and risk — one that requires ongoing management and support.
With third-party managed UEM/MDM services, companies gain peace of mind in knowing that they’re working with certified experts who not only understand security but also monitor it 24/7/365. Advanced software solutions combined with expert analyst oversight ensure that device usage and standards are monitored and maintained. Policies and procedures for how devices access networks, the data they retrieve, and other details of a managed UEM/MDM program are established upfront, ensuring that employees operate within the confines of the program.
3. It Offers Greater Control
While it might seem like managing UEM/MDM internally would grant greater control over how devices are used, the reality is that internal teams and systems may not be set up to monitor the program as thoroughly and react as quickly. There is also the matter of expertise — internal IT departments may not have the knowledge to manage the depth and breadth of large-scale programs. This once again touches on how specialized employees may need to be hired, adding cost to the program.
Using a third party to manage UEM and MDM immediately adds their expertise, tools, team, and responsiveness to your own capabilities. Even if you work with a third party only to extend the capabilities of your internal team, the synergy gained by leveraging a partner that’s already accustomed to managing mobile devices on a global scale will help to improve your program, provide greater control over how devices are being used, make adjustments to save on costs and prevent unnecessary access, amongst other benefits.
4. It’s More Strategic
Internal IT teams already have enough on their plates with supporting the technology and information management needs of the enterprise. With a third-party managed UEM/MDM services provider, these teams are freed up to focus on other projects and goals. Again, it doesn’t make sense to simply staff up to support an enterprise mobility program, much less a managed UEM/MDM program.
By partnering with a proven third party, your team can achieve the higher-level strategic objectives set by business leaders for technology without having to interrupt progress to support a mobility incident. They’ll also no longer manage the everyday details of adding or terminating access for new or former employees, ordering and shipping devices, handling service issues, and monitoring for security and compliance.
TRG is the Proven Managed UEM/MDM Partner You Need
TRG assists companies around the world with UEM and MDM, ensuring they’re able to take advantage of the benefits described here as well as many others. In every relationship, we customize our program to meet our clients’ needs — from how devices are identified and deployed to how data is managed and security programs are monitored and enforced.
If your organization has been looking for support with enterprise mobility, our managed UEM/MDM services are the solution you need. Fill out the form below to get in touch with our team. We’ll be happy to talk through your goals and develop a solution to help you achieve them.