When it comes to managing your company’s mobile devices, avoiding these 5 costly mobility management mistakes can save you time and money.

In a world where mobility is key and devices are in everyone’s hands, it’s more important than ever to take the proper steps necessary to safeguard not only the integrity of your company and customer data but the longevity and usability of the devices your team uses every day to perform their work. 

Here are the 5 most common mobility management mistakes companies often make that can be costing you money right now, and in the long-run. 

1. Overlooking the security of your mobile devices. 

When you neglect to secure the data on or accessible on your team’s mobile devices, you aren’t just opening yourself up to costly and devastating data breaches, you are also leaving your company itself at risk. 

2. Keeping old or obsolete devices in circulation too long. 

It’s tempting to just keep using those old devices (got anyone running around with a flip phone?) as long as they continue to work, but older devices are more susceptible to data breaches, failures, and performance issues that could be holding your organization back. 

3. Failing to create and implement a BYOD strategy. 

More and more companies are taking advantage of the cost savings and preference that many employees have to use their own devices to perform essential job functions. But when your employees are using their own devices to access your apps, servers, data, and more, you are opening your company and customers up to a lot of risks unless you take a comprehensive and proactive approach to develop a BYOD strategy. 

4. Poor user experience. 

If your apps, devices, and software are too cumbersome or difficult for your employees to use, they will often resort to using workarounds that can pose risks to the integrity of your data and devices. It’s important to keep the user experience in mind when integrating technology or processes into your workflows. 

5. Neglecting or delaying device, software, and firmware updates. 

Most users will delay or decline updates on their devices if given the choice, but this practice can create big problems down the road or even pose a security risk. In order to avoid delayed updates on your team’s mobile devices, a managed mobility service can help. 

While there are many other pitfalls when it comes to managed mobility, being aware of these top 5 will help you safeguard your company and customers against security breaches, and avoid some of the downtime associated with using obsolete devices or out of date operating systems. 

If you’re struggling to manage your mobile devices or keeping them all reliably connected, Mobility Help Desk can help! We’re partnered with AT&T to deliver the comprehensive managed mobility solutions your team needs.