As your company endeavors to grow, stay secure, stay connected, and go mobile, you are going to need to understand managed mobility services. But what exactly does managed mobility mean? 

Managed Mobility is an umbrella term that describes all the technology, processes, procedures and activities needed to identify, acquire, integrate, manage and optimize all the devices and accessibility required by a team that operates via cellular or wireless connectivity. 

That’s a mouthful, right? 

Keeping track of potentially thousands of different devices and all of their different capabilities, apps, updates, and unique features is an awfully big undertaking for most companies, but when managed correctly, the rewards can be really compelling. 

That’s why many companies and corporations choose to partner up when it comes to selecting the right devices, acquiring them, and integrating them into their fleets or across their teams. 

In today’s business world, staying connected and up to date with the newest technology is more important now than ever before. Our teams are increasingly mobile, our work is often remote, and it’s all of our devices and IoT enabled tools that empower us to stay connected while we are far apart. 

So what are some key terms to know when it comes to Managed Mobility Services? 

Managed Mobility Services (MMS) 

Managed Mobility Services are an umbrella of ongoing services that are designed to help companies select, obtain, integrate and maintain their fleet of mobile devices across systems, business units and teams. These services can be personalized, and can vary from the basic to the very robust depending on the business’ needs.   

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)

Enterprise Mobility Management has a lot in common with Mobile Device Management but takes it one step further by coordinating and managing the interface between the devices and the cloud, apps, and other content. 

Mobile Device Management (MDM) 

Mobile Device Management services are designed to track, manage, secure, wipe, enable, disable, configure and lock or unlock mobile devices, via individual profiles and accounts, in concert with other management services. 

Mobile Applications Management (MAM) 

There’s an app for that, and those apps need to be managed. The apps that companies use or are unique to their organization are managed in conjunction with other mobility services, to keep company data secure. 

Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things describes a list of physical objects that can be embedded with sensors and software that enable them to interact with other enabled devices via the internet. Think of your smart speakers, but on a much grander scale. 

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) 

Bring Your Own Device means that companies are encouraging employees to use their own phones, tablets etc at work, which provides a lot of benefits, but some security considerations as well. 

Mobile Workforce Management (MWM) 

Mobile Workforce Management services focus on connecting mobile or out of office employees with databases, servers, and other employees, in a manner that is oftentimes seen with utility workers, as an example. 

As technology continues to push us forward and MMS evolves into an even greater part of the workforce, new terms, concepts, and services will continue to develop as well. 

How will you take advantage of Managed Mobility for your company or organization? 

Mobility Help Desk has partnered with AT&T to provide the very best device management services available today. If you have questions about any of these terms or want a better understanding of what MMS could do for YOUR business, we’d love to speak with you. 

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