5 Things Every MSP Needs To Know About Mobile As A Managed ServiceSource: N-able Technologies Inc.
The proliferation of mobile devices among consumers has forced businesses to quickly seek ways to provide work-related applications to employees using these devices and control the access these devices have to the corporate network. This paper from N-able looks at how this has changed the business landscape for Managed Service Providers in terms of the needs of small and medium sized customers. Improvements to processor speeds, memory capacity, screen size, and battery life have shifted the focus from traditional PCs and desktops to mobile devices.
The Bring Your Own Device trend, where employers allow employees to use their personal devices for business purposes has quickly gained momentum around the world. Many small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are adopting this policy because it removes the cost associated with paying for plans, repairs, and upgrades to corporate-owned devices. Employees are pushing for these policies because they are familiar with their current device and do not want to have to carry multiple devices around.
However, one strategy noted in this paper that is becoming a popular response to BYOD is the COPE strategy – meaning corporate, owned, personally enabled. In addition, flexible BYOD strategies are also becoming more common. No matter the strategy, the winners and losers in the space in terms of MSPs will be decided by their ability to offer their SMB clients a competitive and efficient Mobile Device Management (MDM) Strategy.
To learn more about BYOD and mobile device management and see why you need to provide MDM services to your customers, download this white paper below.