Device Management is No Longer Optional

By 2020, 42% of the global workforce is estimated to be mobile. That number will likely be much higher in a media and entertainment industry that relies heavily on a freelance workforce and where 90% of companies offer mobile devices to employees as a workforce engagement strategy.* The higher proliferation of mobile devices substantially increases the security exposure for media and entertainment organizations. So what should IT do?

Deploy the Right Device Management Solution

With the growing number of mobile devices in the global media and entertainment workforce, there's no doubt that IT teams need to have better visibility and control over their security and manageability. 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 employee mobile device and its 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. Media and entertainment industry 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.
* EY, 2017 Media and Entertainment People Strategy Survey Report
Device Management is No Longer Optional

87% of companies expect employees to access mobile business apps from their personal smartphones—increasing risk if not properly managed.

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.