4 Reasons Why MDM Is a Must for SMBs

The use of smartphones and tablets is rapidly growing in many small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) because handheld devices are easy to use wherever needed, thus enabling more flexible and productive ways of working. Examples include taking orders from customers, checking product inventories and creating or editing documents on the go.

The other side of the coin, however, is that the devices’ mobile nature makes them much more likely to be lost or stolen than stationary computers. This is a huge risk to the business especially if the devices are used to access or store sensitive data.

Most SMBs are far from the kind of volume where having an IT department or even a full-time IT person would make sense. Still, those business critical iPads and PDAs aren’t going to take care of themselves. The devices must be secured in one way or another.

Luckily, there is a solution that is perfectly suitable for SMBs needing a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution. Read on to find out four reasons why we think Miradore Online is the best MDM tool available for SMBs.

 

1. It’s free

Zero cost is not a thing we usually associate with business software that can scale from one device to thousands. Yet, here we are and we’re delighted to tell you that Miradore Online is free to use, with no restrictions on devices or time.

Our free plan is perfectly usable and removes the barrier to entry for getting your business’s mobile devices under control.

When we say free, we really mean it. We don’t resell your personal data to make a few pennies, and we operate under EU and Finnish privacy laws too.

Miradore is a serious contender in the business software market with over a decade of experience in IT asset management. Our device management solutions are already used to manage about 700,000 devices worldwide.

 

 

2. It’s easy

Here’s the deal with mobile phones: they’re easy to use. Tap tap, spinning icon, and you’re done installing apps or e-mail accounts. The good news is that Miradore Online, our free, cloud based Mobile Device Management solution really isn’t complicated either.

Customer experience is at the heart of our differentiation strategy, and we continuously work hard on improving our products based on the feedback from users. As a result of this joint effort, the ease of use is one of the most praised features of Miradore Online. It’s so easy to use that you won’t need an IT engineer to operate it – you can do it yourself.

If you’re working in one of the countless small businesses that pay for Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365 because it’s so easy, you’ll feel right at home in Miradore Online. You can get started by adding your first device in a couple of minutes.

 

3. It makes your mobile devices a known entity

You can be an iPhone devotee or Android user, it doesn’t really matter because Miradore Online helps you manage your entire fleet of devices, including Windows Phones too.

With Miradore Online, you’ll always have very thorough and automatically updated information about your devices in an easy-to-understand form (see below) even when your business grows and the number of devices skyrockets.

 

4. It secures your devices

In addition to the improved visibility and reporting capabilities, you’ll also be able to perform the following device management actions remotely to your all of your devices in a blink of an eye, which takes your IT security to the next level:

  • Lock or wipe lost or stolen devices
  • Enable device encryption
  • Enforce the use of a lock screen passcode
  • Deploy email and WiFi settings remotely

 

Think about it: there’s legislation around the world on liability for security breaches, to the pure and simple business logic in not having someone else steal data from you.

With Mobile Device Management, you can ensure that your devices are protected with passcode and device encryption, and it takes only a moment to do that. Why not give it a try?

There are still millions and millions of devices out there with no security measures in place, so make sure that your devices aren’t among those.

Look into controlling your small business smartphones and tablets with Miradore Online.