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Your MDM Doesn’t Want You to Read This (But We Do!)

If you’ve ever worked with an MDM (Mobile Device Management) to build and manage an Android device fleet, you know how one-sided that relationship becomes once your hardware is in the field. You also know that’s because MDMs are built on a model that chiefly rewards shipping devices, not supporting them. It’s hard to blame them, either — in a world where getting devices to the edge has become a critical concern across dozens of industries, hardware talks. But if you’re scaling a mission critical Android device fleet, you’re already asking the kind of hard questions your MDM probably isn’t very eager to answer.

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MDM is Dead. It’s Time to Shift to Android DevOps

Alright, so maybe not completely dead, but Mobile Device Management (MDM) - while necessary - cannot (alone) meet the needs of innovative, agile businesses, especially when customer experience and value are on the line.

With MDM, you can’t control the intake of changes to a fleet - risking widespread downtime - or debug your applications in real-time to prevent poor user experience. Enter Android DevOps where quality and speed are at the heart of dedicated device management.

According to Sam Guckenheimer of Microsoft Azure, “For a DevOps team...everything they do is about making a customer’ experience better.” Android DevOps enables businesses to focus on their business - not the platform - so they can deliver the ultimate customer experience.

Continue reading to learn more about how making the shift to Android DevOps can help you get back to what matters most: delighting your customers.

For more information about the advantages of Android DevOps reach out to Esper.

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How Strong is Your MDM Security?

6 Layer MDM Cybersecurity Self-Assessment

MDM security in 2020 must be dynamic. You need the flexibility to deploy and manage single-purpose Android devices according to use cases. MDM should offer features to completely wipe and re-provision devices at any given point during the device lifecycle. Most importantly, MDM security should allow real-time or automated response based on insights into devices, apps, and user behaviors.

According to the 2020 Verizon Mobile Security Index (MSI), 66% of organizations admit a mobile cybersecurity issue has spiraled into a “significant organizational calamity” in the past, Your chances of experiencing a mobile cybersecurity incident in the next two years are 28%.

Your mobile security risks vary depending on device type, industry, and most importantly, use case. Pay attention to this 42-point checklist to determine if your MDM security is at risk.

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