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What is Mobile Device Management?

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BYOD.

These terms are likely part of your lexicon if you’re in charge of technology where you work. If not, they will be soon.

MDM is “mobile device management,” while BYOD stands for “bring your own device,” and the two concepts are intertwined.

BYOD means what it sounds like. A company lets employees work using their own mobile devices, typically laptops, tablets or smartphones.

MDM is the practice of administering those devices, or company-owned mobile devices. It lets a company or organization secure, monitor, integrate and manage its mobile devices. The idea is to make sure that devices are as secure and functional as possible, while also protecting your network.

It’s also important to think about the value of your used mobile devices, and the importance of finding a re-seller who’s equipped to manage them when your organization wants to sell its assets.

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