How MDM can help SMEs work remotely

How MDM can help SMEs work remotely

The COVID – 19 outbreak has the world working from their homes. The only cure we have right now is remain social distancing and isolation. Many small-medium enterprises (SMEs) have shifted their employees to work from homes and the rest and getting prepared for it.

As one of the SMEs, you may have concerned about allowing remote work for your employees, such as management, productivity, security, and so on. Here, it is a list of capabilities from Hexnode Mobile Device Management  (MDM) for SMEs considering the switch should put your mind at ease:

1. Easy Deployments
‘Zero-Touch’ device deployment solutions and no it […] Read more

5 Ways To Stay Cybersecure For SMEs

5 Ways To Stay Cybersecure For SMEs

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, most of the workers have to work from home. They would use their own smart devices such as laptops, tablets, mobile devices, to access business data for work purposes. Yet, cybersecurity experts predicted hackers to follow and also seek to take advantages and infiltrate corporations.

The sudden shift from face-to-face office encounters to digital communication makes possible myriad scams that are tailor-made for a newly divided workforce. For example, phishing, vishing, smishing, spear phishing, and whaling are the most common threats to remote workers, another frequently overlooked yet still a prevalent threat […] Read more

An SME’s survival guide on overcoming COVID-19

An SME’s survival guide on overcoming COVID-19

Many businesses would agree that complying Movement Control Order (MCO) to shut down partial business activities can help to curb the spread of Covid-19. Larger businesses have a better chance of surviving with more cash flow at their disposal, larger retainer clients and, in many instances, a very strong digital presence to help carry them through the shutdown.

However, this isn’t all doom and gloom for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs). There are things you can do now to help and prepare for the next few months to come, while still ensuring income and stability.

Here are some tips on how […] Read more

SMEs and Gig Economy to bear the brunt of MCO

SMEs and Gig Economy to bear the brunt of MCO

The IT inductry is facing a difficult situation currently for businesses and employees, but it is particularly challenging for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and those in the gig economy. While most of these smaller businesses and self-employed individuals would agree that the Movement Control Order (MCO) is necessary to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the country, but they cannot help but be concerned should it be extended beyond two weeks.

An owner of an engineering outfit that works on a project basis mentioned that his 20-man SME company will be fine working from home for two weeks of MCO. […] Read more

10 Tech Tools for Companies can WFM

10 Tech Tools for Companies can WFM

Many companies are asking their staff to work from home. But if you’re a small business with limited technological know-how, where are you going to start? So what are you supposed to avoid? Adrian Weckler lists ten must-have devices.

One of the immediate issues companies face with the coronavirus is getting staff to work from home for a period of days or weeks. For small firms, this might be confusing. Can a normal person set it up? Is new software needed? Are there any free, or low-cost, services that will do the job? What about IT support?

1. E-meetings, video and conference […] Read more

Advantages of Cloud Based MDM – Part 1

Advantages of Cloud Based MDM – Part 1

In contemporary times, where any company whether large or small is not restricted to premises, using of On-Premise Software for Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a traditional approach. The widely used alternative for companies to manage their mobile devices and mobile employees are the use of MDM based on cloud. Today, companies tend to implement cloud-based MDM systems as they provide more reliable, stable and scalable management services than any other solutions available.

Choosing between the two MDM (Cloud vs On-premises MDM) models depends on a multitude of factors such as the degree of policies and modifications required or the data transfer security concerns. These problems are […] Read more

Factors to be considered before choosing the MDM

Factors to be considered before choosing the MDM

In the previous blog post, SMEs were told why they should use Mobile Device Managemen (MDM). This article therefore mainly reveals the number of factors that you should consider prior to the adoption of the MDM solution in your company.
Management Scenario
First and foremost, the management situation must be decided whether it is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), COPE (Corporate Owned Private Enabled), CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) or COBO (Company Owned Business Only). When individuals are increasingly tied to personal devices, businesses must take into account the desires of their employees
Types of device supported
If the companies have purchased mobile devices, […] Read more

Reasons why SMEs should use MDM

Reasons why SMEs should use MDM

In the early 2000s, MDM (Mobile Device Management) originated as a way to secure and control devices used by the workers in a company. BlackBerry’s launched of smartphones marked as a start of a new era where people can use personal phones to access work. The launch of BlackBerry smartphones was the beginning of a new trend where people used their personal phones to access work. However when the revolutionary iPhone was released in 2007, it triggered the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend at work.

This caused a major transformation in the way companies were handled in and out of the place of work. Android later […] Read more

Mobile Device Management for Small Businesses: A Guide

Mobile Device Management for Small Businesses: A Guide

With more than 5.1 billion unique, active mobile users in world¹, it is needless to say that technology has changed the way we live and work and it is here to stay. It’s fascinating though that while we have adopted mobile technology in our day-to-day lives on a large scale, our workplaces are still undergoing the mobile transformation.  Small businesses have adopted technology to speed up business operations and drive productivity but have severe gaps in securing these devices and the vulnerable business data lying on it. Moreso, the corporate data on the employees’ personal device is unattended and the […] Read more

Discover the new world of enterprise mobility.

Discover the new world of enterprise mobility.

A study by Gartner showed that as much as 43% of small medium enterprises go out of business as a result of data loss, while only 6% survive and remain unaffected by a data loss incident. This alarming statistic concludes the importance of an enterprise solution in an increasingly mobile environment for small medium enterprises as much as their larger counterparts.

While large multinational companies have the resources to set up systems and processes to tackle data security issues, small medium enterprises should not have to feel intimidated about the seemingly daunting cost of an enterprise mobility solutions.

Fortunately, there are options […] Read more