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Mobile Device Management

Monitor, manage and secure mobile devices

Mobile Device Management (MDM) is an essential tool for businesses and organizations that want to effectively deal with the increasing demand for mobility and security of mobile devices. We explain exactly what MDM entails, its benefits, key features, implementation models and best practices.

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Key features of Mobile Device Management

MDM solutions offer a wide range of features that help manage and secure mobile devices. Some of the key features include:

Device enrollment and configuration.

MDM allows new devices to be added to the management system quickly and easily. Administrators can set policies and apply configurations to devices during the enrollment process. This includes installing enterprise apps, configuring email accounts, and setting security settings.

Application management

MDM allows administrators to remotely deploy, update and delete apps on employees’ mobile devices. They can also place restrictions on what apps can be installed and what features can be used within apps.

Security and Compliance

One of the most important functions of MDM is ensuring the security and compliance of mobile devices. This includes setting passwords, encrypting data, detecting threats, and enforcing security policies. MDM can also help comply with regulations such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Remote management of devices

MDM allows administrators to manage devices remotely, even if they are outside the corporate network. This includes locating lost or stolen devices, remotely locking or wiping devices, and running diagnostic tests.

MDM implementation models

MDM can be implemented through different models depending on an organization’s needs and requirements.


With on-premises MDM, the infrastructure is hosted and managed locally by the organization itself. This requires the organization to purchase and maintain the necessary hardware and software. On-premises MDM offers full control and security but requires a higher degree of technical expertise and investment.


Cloud based MDM solutions are hosted and managed by a third-party service provider. Organizations connect to the MDM service over the Internet. Cloud-based MDM offers flexibility, scalability, and simplified management because the service provider is responsible for infrastructure maintenance and updates.


Hybrid MDM combines elements of both on-premises and cloud-based MDM solutions. Organizations can host certain functions and data locally, while other functions are managed in the cloud. This provides a balance between control and flexibility, allowing organizations to take advantage of both local security and cloud benefits.


Choosing the right MDM solution

When choosing a solution, there are several considerations to take into account:

Selection considerations.

→ Scalability: It must be scalable and able to meet the growing needs of the organization.

→ Security: It is essential to ensure that the MDM solution provides sufficient security features to protect sensitive data.

→ Compatibility: The MDM solution must be compatible with the existing infrastructure and mobile devices used within the organization.

→ Usability: It is important that it is intuitive and easy to use for both administrators and end users.

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The Future of Mobile Device Management

The future of MDM looks promising, with some notable trends and developments.

Increasing mobile workforce

With the growing trend of remote working and mobile workforce, the demand for effective MDM will continue to rise. Organizations will place more emphasis on managing and securing devices outside the traditional office environment.

Advances in MDM technology

The technology behind MDM will continue to evolve and improve. New features such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics will be integrated to further enhance mobile device security and management.


Wat is Mobile Device Management (MDM)?

Mobile device management refers to the process of managing and securing mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops, used within an organization. It allows administrators to centrally configure, monitor, manage, and secure devices. MDM solutions offer a wide range of features and tools to ensure that mobile devices are secure and compliant with corporate guidelines.

Benefits of Mobile Device Management (MDM).

Implementing an MDM solution offers several benefits to organizations, including:

→ Enhanced security: MDM helps protect sensitive corporate data on mobile devices. It enables password policies, encryption, and data loss prevention.

→ Simplified management: MDM enables administrators to remotely configure devices, perform updates, install or uninstall applications, and implement device management policies and procedures.

→ Increased productivity: Because changes to the image can be made at times when work is not in progress, downtime is minimized.

→ Cost savings: MDM can help reduce support and maintenance costs because the management of mobile devices is automated and centralized and any issues can be fixed remotely. Also, with multiple sites, it is quick to see if the devices are all being used. The unused devices can easily be modified if they need to be transferred to another branch office.

How does Mobile Device Management work?

MDM works by means of a software platform that is installed on the mobile devices used within an organization. This platform communicates with a management console, which is used by administrators to monitor and manage devices. Through the management console, administrators can set policies, deploy applications and perform updates on mobile devices.

When a device is added to the MDM system, it is configured according to preset policies and security measures. This includes setting passwords, encrypting data, and restricting access to certain apps or functionalities. Administrators can also remotely block or wipe devices in case of theft or loss.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why is Mobile Device Management important to organizations?

MDM is important to organizations because it allows them to effectively manage the security, configuration, and management of mobile devices. It helps protect sensitive data, increases employee productivity, and can save costs.

2. Is Mobile Device Management only suitable for large organizations?

No, MDM is suitable for organizations of all sizes. Both small and large organizations can benefit from the security and management features that MDM provides. The scalable nature of MDM allows organizations to tailor the solution to their specific needs.

3. Can Mobile Device Management be used for different types of mobile devices?

Yes, MDM can be used for different types of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. It provides support for different operating systems, such as iOS, Android, and Windows, allowing organizations to manage a wide range of devices.

4. How does Mobile Device Management ensure the security of mobile devices?

MDM takes care of security measures. This includes setting strong passwords, encrypting data, remotely locking or wiping devices in case of loss or theft, implementing security policies such as blocking unauthorized apps, and monitoring device activity. MDM also provides the ability to centrally manage security patches and updates, keeping devices always up-to-date with the latest security measures.

5. How can Mobile Device Management increase productivity?

MDM can increase productivity by simplifying device configuration and deployment of enterprise apps. It allows administrators to install, update or remove apps remotely, giving employees instant access to the tools and information they need. MDM can also automate workflows, streamlining routine tasks and improving efficiency.

6. What are the cost savings associated with Mobile Device Management?

MDM can save costs by reducing the risk of data loss or breaches, which can lead to legal and reputational damage. It also allows administrators to work more efficiently by centrally managing devices, reducing support costs. In addition, MDM can help identify unused or excess licenses, preventing unnecessary spending.

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Arne Van Erum
Business Development Engineer

Opt for higher efficiency and fewer errors

Together with you, we get the maximum result from your warehouse or logistics centre. Send a message or call us directly for an appointment.

Send me a messageOr call +32 53 825 880

Arne Van Erum
Business Development Engineer