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Mobile Device Management is necessary for any organization that allows employees to use their mobile devices or for companies that provide iPads, phones or other mobile devices to their employees for business use. Not only can a Mobile Device Management solution help you protect data and access to sensitive company information, but it can prevent employees from wasting time and increase productivity.

One of our clients uses the Mobile Device Management service we offer (MaaS360) to manage the iPads they give to their sales employees. The employer has whitelisted a number of apps that are needed to perform business related tasks. Apps that are outside the approved list are not authorized for use on the business iPads. One of their employees was given the iPad for sales use, and promptly attempted to install a number of unauthorized apps.

The employer and our San Francisco IT Consultants received the following list of alerts:

Policy Violation: Application Compliance

  • Restricted App detected: Sonic Dash
  • Restricted App detected: Farm Heroes
  • Restricted App detected: Netflix
  • Restricted App detected: FireBall
  • Restricted App detected: PickUp Sticks
  • Restricted App detected: Flow Free
  • Restricted App detected: Instagram
  • Restricted App detected: RacePenguin
  • Restricted App detected: Real Racing 3
  • Restricted App detected: Kardashian
  • Restricted App detected: YouTube
  • Restricted App detected: FallDown! 2
  • Restricted App detected: 2048
  • Restricted App detected: White Tile
  • Restricted App detected: Subway Surf
  • Restricted App detected: Candy Crush
  • Restricted App detected: Jigsaw Box

 

Not only would the above list of apps/games decrease productivity of employees using them on company time, but if employees are able to install any app they want, you run the risk of filling your mobile devices with viruses and/or malware.

If you would like more information about how a Mobile Device Management solution can help your organization increase productivity, contact us today for a free consultation.

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