mobile device management

Manage and secure a diverse fleet of devices with Scalefusion

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Scalefusion MDM: How does your IT department manage all the devices your employees use, in all the places they use them?
How does your IT department manage all the devices your employees use, in all the places they use them?
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This MDM post is brought to you by Scalefusion.

With the recent surge in employees working via smartphones, tablets and laptops from practically anywhere, it’s no surprise mobile device management, aka MDM, has become a crucial tool for organizations large and small. Then add in the growth of cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, plus companies letting employees use their own devices (BYOD).

It all adds up to needing an MDM provider you can depend on. These days, you need something that serves the IT department’s needs while remaining easy for users to navigate. And it should work across operating systems and device types.

With Scalefusion, you can get up and running fast with a vast array of devices, and even expand your fleet, without having to worry about engaging multiple MDM providers.

This Apple device management platform saves organizations time and money

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Jamf Now, an MDM platform for Apple devices, could ease your startup's productivity gridlock.
This MDM platform for Apple devices could ease your startup's productivity gridlock.
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If you’re a fan of Apple products, you’re not alone. And if you lead a company or organization that operates across a network of Apple devices, then you’re also not alone. In fact, 100% of Fortune 500 companies use Apple products.

Those with small (or no) IT departments may not have the resources to successfully manage all those Macs, iPhones and iPads. Without the proper approach, handling things like application distribution, inventory management, enforcement of security settings and everything else that comes into play when overseeing a group of devices can suck up a ton of time.

Mobile device management platform Jamf Now is here to help you set up, manage and make the most of your employees’ Apple devices.

Apple Business Essentials gives companies tools to manage employee devices

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The new Apple Business Essentials service brings device management, support and storage into one subscription for small businesses.
The new Apple Business Essentials service brings device management, support and storage into one subscription for small businesses.
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Apple launched a new service aimed at small businesses Wednesday. Now in beta, Apple Business Essentials bundles device management, Apple support and iCloud storage into flexible subscription plans for companies with up to 500 employees.

Cupertino also unveiled an app for the service that enables employees to install apps for work and request support.

Apple’s entrance into comprehensive small business tech services by subscription could spell trouble for companies already in the space, such as Jamf and Hexnode.

Safeguarding sensitive health care data with Hexnode and Apple devices

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Hexnode UEM: Unified endpoint management gives you complete control over organization's critical devices (and the sensitive data they contain).
Unified endpoint management gives you complete control over organization's critical devices (and the sensitive data they contain).
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This health care data security post is presented by Hexnode.

The health care sector is under tremendous stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the persistent threat of hackers, phishers and other bad actors. Staffers are overworked and under-resourced, while hackers employ ever-more-sophisticated methods to compromise sensitive health care data.

The solution is a unified endpoint management system such as Hexnode, one of the market leaders. The platform can be employed to enhance the security of any health care enterprise and safeguard critical patient data against breaches.

Hexnode perfectly aligns with the capabilities of Apple devices, streamlines various processes, and makes it easier for organizations and end users alike.

HexCon20: Hexnode to host its first-ever user conference Dec. 2-3

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Hexnode will hold its first-ever user conference, HexCon 20, in the first week of December 2020.
Hexnode will hold its first user conference, HexCon20, in the first week of December 2020.
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This event post is presented by Hexnode.

Unified endpoint management provider Hexnode plans to host its first-ever global user conference, HexCon20, December 2 and 3. The online event, intended to bring together Hexnode users and partners, will feature an array of speakers and educational sessions covering every aspect of endpoint management, including Apple device management.

Jamf Now helps you easily manage your team’s Apple devices wherever they are

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Jamf Now helps keep employees' devices secure and up to date.
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This device-management post is presented by Jamf Now.

These days, more small and medium-size businesses than ever have employees working remotely. And many of those businesses lack dedicated IT staff. It’s a good thing a mobile device management (MDM) solution like Jamf Now is here to help. It provides an easy and inexpensive solution for setting up, managing and protecting Apple devices for employees, no matter where they work.

Top 5 Apple mobile device management platforms for 2020

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Hexnode top 5 Apple MDMs: Mobile device management is a crucial element of IT security.
Mobile device management is a crucial element of IT security.
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This top 5 Apple MDM platforms post is presented by Hexnode.

With the surge in recent years of employees working via smartphones, tablets and laptops from all over the place, it’s no surprise mobile device management, aka MDM, has become a crucial tool for organizations large and small. Then add in the near-ubiquity of cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, plus companies letting employees use their own devices (BYOD). It all equals MDM becoming an unavoidable part of IT security. Ignore it at your own risk.

Bolster network security with Hexnode mobile device management

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Hexnode helps you get on top of mobile device management for better network security.
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This network security post is presented by Hexnode.

More than 40% of cyberattacks victimize small businesses, at an average cost of $200,000 per incident, experts say. And yet only 14% of companies are prepared to defend themselves with robust network security, according to Accenture. If your business isn’t addressing network vulnerabilities and mobile device management (MDM) with help from a provider like Hexnode, you could be in big trouble.

Apple device management: Do it right with Hexnode MDM

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Manage all your organization's Apple devices the easy way.
There's a simpler way to manage all your organization's Apple devices.
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This post is brought to you by Apple MDM service Hexnode.

Apple devices are great mobile computing machines and powerhouses for business productivity. But let’s face it, managing Apple devices is no easy feat. Whether you’re a small business or large enterprise, your IT department still ends up tussling with device configuration issues and app-management woes. Why? Because Apple’s native management tools are great on paper, but fall flat in delivering a cohesive device-management experience.

Apple flaw lets hackers steal business passwords

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Businesses beware.
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Many businesses choose to spend more on Apple smartphones and computers because they’re supposed to be safer than more affordable alternatives running Android or Windows. But they’re not completely bulletproof.

Researchers have discovered a worrying flaw in one Apple service that allows hackers to steal business passwords from macOS and iOS devices.

This cloud-based Apple device management solution coordinates the moving parts of any mobile workforce

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Jamf Now makes it easy for any business to establish and operate a network of Apple mobile devices.
Bushel makes it easy for any business to establish and operate a network of Apple mobile devices.
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This post is brought to you by Jamf Now.

Work has gone mobile, and businesses large and small must now keep up with the growing number of devices used by their employees to get the job done. Maybe you’re a contractor keeping track of repair crews from a field office Mac, or a store owner with iPhone-enabled inventory runners. Or maybe you run a coffee shop using iPads to process sales.

There are many reasons you might want a mobile-enabled workforce, and a lot of ways to go about setting one up, but many of them are quite expensive.

Is containerization necessary for iOS devices at work?

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Everybody wants to bring their own device to work. AirWatch takes the hassle out of BYOD.
Everybody wants to bring their own device to work. AirWatch takes the hassle out of BYOD.
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This post is brought to you by VMware AirWatch.

If you know what the word “containerization” means, you probably work in IT (or you’re tech-savvy and adventurous enough to run afoul of your IT department on a regular basis). Containerization is the method of securing a device for corporate use by putting a part of it behind some type of authentication — without managing the actual device.

It’s a common practice in the corporate world, especially for bring your own device (or BYOD) environments, because containerization is often viewed as more lightweight than mobile device management, aka MDM. Users also may assume that MDM is overly intrusive and that containerization is a good compromise.

However, many of these issues are already solved for iOS. By leveraging Apple’s built-in privacy protections, AirWatch allows IT departments to preserve the native device experience while protecting corporate data.