Now when an OEM adds a new feature — along with Android Enterprise managed configuration — the option is ready to be configured by IT admins instantly, bypassing EMM feature release cycles.
Learn about the most common and unique challenges we’ve encountered when deploying OS Upgrades and security patches to Enterprise Android devices.
Enterprise Mobile Devices can be managed using methods other than traditional MDMs as long as device security is stout. That technique might not be considered an industry best practice but we’ve seen admins manage devices in their own way to meet business requirements while using familiar toolsets. Despite the negative perception of ‘skirting’ using an MDM, it can be easy and secure to manage devices without one.
Staying “old school” with device management is a practical option for certain organizations and scenarios. If your company is opposed to an MDM-based solution due to complexity or cost, this is how you would ensure devices still conform to your needs.
As with all technology in the enterprise, uptime is critical for handheld devices. To ensure this, mobile software deployments for thousands of devices requires careful planning, testing and attention to detail. I’ve outlined some best practices and tips learned from assisting many companies with their rugged Android deployments via Mobile Device Management tools (MDMs). These are the key areas that I typically will provide guidance to companies on.
Each organization will have a unique approach to staging devices; however, there are overarching principles that should be considered by all organizations. Ensuring the topics below have been addressed should help shape a reliable and scalable process for provisioning ruggedized Android devices. These concepts and recommendations are based on BlueFletch’s experience of designing and piloting staging processes for many clients, from a few hundred devices to over forty thousand.
The Elephant Zebra in the Room Editors note: This post was originally published in August 2018 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy
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