PCMAN – Have you ever thought how big enterprises such as Microsoft or Google manage their company data? With thousands of employees all over the world, how would they avoid the headache of the over-loaded, scattered information within the company? Not to mention different kind of devices that each of the personnel uses, how can they overcome the mess?
If you ask the same questions towards your business, enterprise Mobility Suite might be the best answer for this particular problem. EMS is a management technology developed by Microsoft to enhanced mobility towards its users. It has three key elements: Hybrid Identity, Mobile Device Management (MDM), and Access & Information Protection. It is prioritizing people-approach to identity, devices, apps and data.
This feature allows the user to use the same username and password to log on to cloud applications. As more businesses are moving to the cloud, it would make the user’s life easier if they could retain the same identity in the cloud as on premise. Some of the most common applications on the clouds are Office 365, Google Apps, Salesforce, Jive and Service Now. On top of that, it also has a tool called the Cloud App Discovery to discover which applications the employees are using.
Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium delivers this particular feature where it allows group management, security reports and audit reports. It also has a self-service password reset and multi-factor authentication, and it provides connection between Active Directory and Azure Active Directory.
Mobile Device Management
The second key feature focuses on the mobile devices used by the users to access the cloud applications mentioned before. MDM breaks down to Mobile Application Management (MAM), Mobile Information Management (MIM), Identity Access Management (IAM), and Mobile Content Management (MCM).
Windows Intune delivers this particular feature where it allows user to manage their mobile device settings, application and perform a selective wipe of corporate email, apps, data and management policies.
Access & Information Protection
The last key feature is designed to control access to documents by wrapping them in a secure platform. In order to access those documents, the user needs to provide their credentials, which may only allow them to gain certain permissions such as read-only, do-not-print, or do-not-share. This feature is delivered by Azure AD Rights Management Services, where it highly protects information and allows connection to on-premises assets.
With the help of smarter management software like Microsoft’s EMS, you should be able to achieve a new realm of productivity and efficiency—in which will grow your business at the speed of light.