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Topic: Mobile Device Management

Creating an IoT Strategy: 3 Reasons it's More Complex Than You Think
Mobility

Creating an IoT Strategy: 3 Reasons it's More Complex Than You Think

IoT growth in the workplace is inevitable as we are transitioning into a culture where physical objects are being connected to the digital world through sensors. The “father of sensors” Janus Bryzek even described it as “the largest growth in the history of humans.” The internet of things will create new applications, new processes and new business opportunities, however it also has the potential to put a lot of strain on your wireless network's performance.

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How MDM can Improve Your Wi-Fi Efficiency and The Student Experience
Strategy

How MDM can Improve Your Wi-Fi Efficiency and The Student Experience

Colleges and universities are one of the most crowded mobile environments you'll find in anywhere today. Students carry at least one (likely more) mobile device that is connected to your campus wireless network at all times and because of this the need to support things like BYOD on your campus wifi network has become the norm. From completing assignments on platforms such as Moodle, streaming videos, accessing social media, or even just basic web surfing, managing the thousands of devices can seem like quite the challenge and the truth is it is.

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5 BYOD Policy Tips Every School Needs to Know to Stay Safe
Security

5 BYOD Policy Tips Every School Needs to Know to Stay Safe

BYOD has been a “buzzword” and current trend for quite some time now—and at this point it’s safe to say that bring your own device isn’t going anywhere. The popularity of BYOD is a direct result from the explosion of mobile devices that we’re still experiencing today and schools in particular have to be ready to support a BYOD policy, whether they want to or not.

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Top 3 Ways to Securely Deploy Technology in the Classroom
Security

Top 3 Ways to Securely Deploy Technology in the Classroom

One of the most important topics we speak to a lot of schools about almost every day, is how to safely implement mobile technology in the classroom. Most schools want to allow their students the world of possibility mobile classroom technology solutions can bring yet the fear of security breaches, misused tablet use (social media & gaming) and network overload leave them hesitant to jump into the world of mobility.

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Making Classroom Technology Safe with Mobile Device Management
Security

Making Classroom Technology Safe with Mobile Device Management

Schools today want technology for their students. Classroom technology costs money. Thus, schools require funding from the government to purchase costly technology.  The government has policies in place that do not allow schools to receive funding if those schools don’t properly show their classrooms are CIPA compliant.  Simple as that.

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15 Features of Mobile Device Management in Healthcare
Security

15 Features of Mobile Device Management in Healthcare

Various studies and surveys have shown that the use of wireless devices continues to grow at exponential rates in the healthcare industry, which falls in line with the overall trend in society. Like the rest of the World, health care providers are not immune to the allure of the glowing tablet. There is no pill or injection that will slow the spreading trend like many of the diseases providers are trying to treat.

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Why Mobile Device Management is Important in Education
Mobility

Why Mobile Device Management is Important in Education

My wife, Sara and I are blessed to live in a nice neighborhood, full of children the same age as our two kids. One night, after all the youngsters were tucked in and asleep, 3 couples started a discussion on technology in the classroom and specifically the ability of a school district to implement Mobile Device Management software as part of their technology infrastructure.

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Yes, BYOD Solutions Do Need Mobile Device Management
Security

Yes, BYOD Solutions Do Need Mobile Device Management

The rapidly proliferating BYOD (bring your own device) trend has been driving the demand for mobile device management in many organizations. The number of personal mobile devices being used in enterprise, healthcare, and education settings is higher today than ever. However, the rise in personal mobile device uses on the facilities wireless network is directly proportional to the mounting security concerns among IT departments.

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Is Mobile Device Management a Necessity for hospitals?
Security

Is Mobile Device Management a Necessity for hospitals?

These days, mobile device security has become a major concern for health care organizations.  The use of devices like tablet computers and smart phones which are owned by employees in a concept known as BYOD or  “bring your own device” for business purposes is now the focus of healthcare organizations.  BYOD greatly satisfies the employees because they are able to use a single portable device in their workplace for business and personal purposes.  On the other hand, healthcare companies are also benefited because their hardware costs are reduced. However, with HIPAA, a BYOD program is now required to undergo a careful planning, in compliance with its security standards.   

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10 Tips for Mobile Device Management in Healthcare
Security

10 Tips for Mobile Device Management in Healthcare

An emerging trend across all industries is to allow employees to bring their own devices (BYOD). Many people already have smart phones or tablets that are capable of performing the tasks required. However, in the health care industry, special security precautions have to be taken to ensure that the patient’s data is protected as mandated by HIPAA. The employees have access to handheld devices, cellular provider networks and wireless internet access all at a very low cost to the facility. It is important however to make sure that policies are in place to ensure compliance with regulations. Here are some tips for implementing a mobile device management healthcare program.

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