Does Cloud Based Mobile Device Management Affect Mobile App Development and Usage?
MDM or Mobile Device Management has added new dimensions to the way large and small companies do business. Today’s technology driven world finds MDM even more relevant because consumers and customers are at a greater risk of being targeted by hackers. MDM is also relevant due to the fact that today’s generation relies heavily on mobile devices to make purchases, share information and manage finances.
Cloud computing has not left any aspect of technology untouched. Cloud based mobile device management has largely affected Mobile App development, which is essentially the process of allowing the admin to control the app management life cycle.
Here is a sneak peek into the ways by which mobile device management has affected mobile app development and its usage:
1. Version Upgrade and Device Configuration:
Mobile app development guards you against the hassles of updates because it does that job itself by looking for application version updates. Mobile app management gets modified as per the business function and keeps a track of app versions. Mobile device management undertakes a different approach in which it configures mobile devices depending on the location and enables access to the data on cloud if the device is authorized to do so.
2. Remote Lock and Wipe:
Cloud based mobile device management can lock and wipe the device in case it is not available anymore such as when it gets lost, stolen or when the employee turns hostile. There have been a number of instances when disgruntled employees have abused the data of a company. Mobile device management does not let it happen anymore. It can remove apps from mobile devices, discontinue their use when employees leave the company or track enterprise applications.
3. The Convenience of Remote Management:
Another advantage of mobile device management is remote management through a mobile app. As far as you have a data plan running on your device such as a smartphone or a tablet, you have the liberty to work from anywhere you want using a mobile app. This translates into huge convenience when it comes to checking at the office, working from home or for telecommuting. Will it not be convenient when you do not have to rush to your office for an important file or panic when you accidentally leave something important on your office computer?
4. Backend for your apps:
With an increase in the number of mobile users, mobile solutions have been in huge demand. This resulted in the necessity for mobile developers to create compelling and engaging stuff to woo users. While designing apps most of us forget that just like websites, they too rely on a backend. There are a number of cloud based platforms that allow you to build a backend for mobile apps which can be scaled to growing demand.
5. Increased Mobile Security:
It is a regular occurrence that some or the other business gets a bad name due to stolen information and security lapses. This puts the company as well as its customers at risk. Mobile device technology increases mobile security making data exchanges over mobile device much safer and convenient that doing so over desktops. Mobile device management enables you to securely manage the information on associated devices as well. It has been made possible largely due to the virtual private network which makes it safe and easy to share data over smartphones and tablets. Cloud based mobile device management allows access only to persons with required permissions.
It stands for a fact that mobile device management has affected mobile app development in a substantial manner. The fact that it has had a significant impact on app development bears ample testimony to the fact that future holds even more surprises in terms of mobile app development and mobile device management.
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