Device Management is No Longer Optional

By 2020 42% of the global workforce is estimated to be mobile. The higher proliferation of mobile devices, substantially increases the security exposure for organizations in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. So what should IT do?

Deploy the Right Device Management Solution

With the growing number of mobile devices being used by employees, there's no doubt that IT teams need to have better visibility and control over their security and manageability. Devices that access sensitive project data like building designs, permits and contracts, or client and financial information, are particularly at risk, especially if used outside of the office. But what does device management actually mean and what are the various ways of deploying it?

Mobile device management (MDM) is a type of security software used by an IT department to monitor, manage and secure any type of employees' mobile devices and their operating systems being used in the organization.

When MDM is combined with additional security services like mobile application management (MAM), mobile information management (MIM) or mobile content management (MCM) it is known as enterprise mobility management (EMM).

Cost-Effective and Secure Device Management

Through a combination of partners Lenovo brings together comprehensive security and EMM tools including traditional MDM, MAM and MCM capabilities. IT administrators can expand their mobile management infrastructure and more effectively manage the lifecycle of their devices and applications.

  • Lenovo and Intel join forces to enable device management at a hardware level - Endpoint devices powered by 8th Gen Intel Core™ vPro™ processors with Intel Active Management Technology offer the only solution delivering out-of-band remote manageability over both wired and wireless ethernet. As a result, IT can remotely manage systems even if they are shut down, or if the OS image is corrupt. They can also use Intel Remote Secure Erase to remotely wipe media and delete encryption keys from compromised or lost devices.
  • OS-enabled MDM through Windows 10 Pro on Lenovo Devices - Windows 10 Pro offers two solutions for device management. Microsoft SCCM is meant for a Windows environment only is an on-premise mobile device management (MDM) system - meaning that you host it on your own infrastructure. Alternatively, Microsoft Intune is cloud-based and can be used to manage iOS, Android and Windows devices. It has a wide range of device and application management features; for example, IT admins can prevent sensitive information being copied into personal applications and email.
  • Transform OS-enabled MDM to a more comprehensive EMM solution with MobileIron - The strategic partnership of Lenovo and MobileIron ensures secure provisioning and simplifies endpoint device management by incorporating identity, context and privacy enforcement. Data-at-rest and in-motion are secured as it moves between the organization's network, devices and various on-premise and cloud storage repositories.
Device Management is No Longer Optional

More than 70% of IT leaders admit they are at risk from an inability to control employees’ devices and apps.

HOW CAN WE HELP...

  • Some ThinkPad and ThinkCentre devices have Intel® Active Management Technology, which lets IT manage devices remotely even if they are shut down, or if the OS image is corrupt.
  • Leverage our partnership with MobileIron to move to an Enterprise Mobility Management solution that incorporates identity, context and privacy enforcement into mobile device management.