Managing the use of mobile devices in enterprises is a growing challenge. With the advancement of technology, threats grow and the more sensitive a company’s information, the greater the risk it runs. At the same time, mobile first thought ceased to be a trend and became a reality. No matter the industry or the size of the company. Equipping your workforce with mobility has become essential. However, professionals are increasingly demanding about the experience offered by devices, including business.
Given this scenario, it is up to solution providers to always seek new alternatives, to offer the best possibilities of security and experience for companies.
That’s why we are proud to announce that cloud4mobile is the first solution in Latin America to integrate the Android Business Partner program.
When talking about mobile device management, many people have in mind a complex, almost inoperable solution without the presence of a specialist.
In some contexts that’s the way it is. Especially with solutions on premise (installed in the company’s internal server infrastructure). This model requires someone who administers these servers to have a good level of knowledge to ensure that everything works to the satisfaction without being dependent on third parties. As the costs for deployment and maintenance are relatively high, it ends up being an adoption justified only for large companies.
However, in recent years and with the popularization of cloud solutions this scenario has changed. Today, it is possible for any company, of any size, to know a cloud solution over the internet, to test in production before they even hire and then to hire only the desired quantity considering the current base of devices. Has the base increased? Add devices on the license! That simple. The operation has also been very facilitated. With dashboards that are simpler (but no less complex), these current solutions can deliver a better user experience for your IT professionals, even if they are not mobility experts. A good example is cloud4mobile itself, which has all been developed to enable self-service.
But after all, which is better? The “do it yourself” model or hire a specialist?
The custom Android Launcher is one of the most demanded features in a mobile device management solution. Its main function is to create an interface that acts as a cover, allowing the user to access only the applications authorized by the company. In addition, it has the option of blocking the notification bar, avoiding the possibility of “leaks”.
Until a few days ago, cloud4mobile only offered the launcher option for Samsung and LG devices, using special APIs. Now it’s officially available version that extends the features to suit any Android device.
See more about the Samsung special features for cloud4mobile (in portuguese).
Without further ado, let’s explain below with a step by step, how to configure your Android launcher:
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a constant concern in companies. And it is right that it should be so. Hiring a product or service is never isolated. It always involves direct and indirect costs, which must be analyzed at the tip of the pencil, to decide which solution is most appropriate for the problem that the company lives. When it comes to managing enterprise mobility, this issue is even more complex. If you are living the challenge of planning a mobility project, we will help!