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Mobile Device Management – Not just for security

There is no doubt that a Mobile Device Management (some call it Enterprise Mobility Management) Solution can help any organization safeguard their mobile employees and help navigate the BYOD-related pitfalls. Besides increasing productivity for the workforce in the field, a Mobile Device Management solution makes things easier for the IT admins that have to manage the mobile device fleet. However, an MDM tool can do much more.

A wide range of opportunities with Kiosk Mode

Enabling Kiosk Mode on an Android device (our Endpoint Protector MDM does this very well for Samsung devices) doesn’t require an MDM solution. It does, however, become essential when it comes to taking full advantage of all the benefits and cost savings Kiosk enabled mobile devices can bring. Having a smartphone or tablet locked into a single or only a few applications can turn an affordable device into a dedicated device that would otherwise put a strain on anybody’s budget. The applications range throughout all industries, from hospitality to manufacturing. Let’s take a look at some of the real-life applications:

  • Restaurants
    Not just as an approach to protecting nature by reducing paper use or drastically reducing printing costs, Kiosk enabled tablets can bring a lot of advantages. A menu can easily be updated, information about the day specials or special offers can be detailed, customer satisfaction or feedback can instantly be collected and centralized, etc. With the use of an MDM solution, managing one or hundred of devices can be as simple as pressing a few buttons. This turns both employee productivity and customer satisfaction into a 5-star review.
  • Manufacturing Environments
    To stay competitive, manufacturing environments need to update the tools they use to incorporate new technologies. With a Kiosk enabled mobile device the ROI can be seen right from the start. Moreover, in today’s world, everybody is used to working on a smartphone or tablet, making employee training as easy as possible. The MDM can ensure each manufacturing line is both up to date and functioning at full capacity.
  • Information Terminals
    The costs of printing flyers, posters or signs are obviously taken into consideration when trying to ensure an effective communication strategy. However, probably the biggest challenges are keeping the information up to date and the user experience when interacting with various types of terminals. Therefore, an Android device and an MDM solution can eliminate the high costs of traditional terminals or prints, increase the user experience by providing a device they are already accustomed to and, last but not least, update everything with just a few clicks.
  • Aviation
    Traditionally, pilots had to carry flight routes, maps, and emergency plans in the cockpit. Rather than having printed documents, a mobile device that can hold all the information makes a lot of sense. It not only makes things much easier for the pilots but, as weight is reduced, it also saves fuel consumption. Using Android Kiosk enabled devices and a Mobile Device Management solution to administrate and keep the fleet up to date takes efficiency at the next level.

What’s your companies approach to MDM? Are you planning to take advantage of Kiosk functionalities?

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