Mobile Device Management: Do It Yourself

When talking about mobile device management, many people have in mind a complex, almost inoperable solution without the presence of a specialist.

Mobile device management: do it yourself

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?

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Launcher Android: isolating applications in cloud4mobile

Launcher cloud4mobile for Android

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:

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Total cost of ownership in mobility

Total Cost of Ownership in Mobility

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!

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EMM vs MDM: What is the difference?

EMM VS MDM: What is the difference?

MDM (mobile device management) is an ever-increasing need in everyday IT professionals. We already talked about this in this post that explains better what is MDM. However, the world of technology does not stop evolving and when we think understand something, a new acronym emerges. A substitute concept that ends up being sprayed on the internet and sometimes causes us more confusion than clarification.

Today we will talk about EMM (enterprise mobility management) and explain this new concept, as well as its difference in relation to MDM (mobile device management).

To begin to understand this topic, you must first get to know the Gartner Magic Quadrant.

Gartner is a renowned US-based institute that has provided consulting services since 1979. His main activity is focused on technology-related research. These surveys present data related to the present market and trends related to the future market. Many executives from large corporations, located in the most diverse countries of the world, make strategic decisions based on the tendencies presented by Gartner.

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