The enterprise is in the midst of a seismic shift. Companies of all sizes and in all verticals are moving away from on-premises IT solutions – and towards cloud-based services.
According to RightScale, 93 percent of organizations are running applications or experimenting with infrastructure-as-a-service, and 82 percent of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy – up 74 percent in 2014.
Nowhere is this shift towards the cloud more evident than in the Managed Mobility Services (MMS) space. An unprecedented number of organizations are following the larger trends, and moving to cloud-based MMS solutions, due in no small part to its vast organizational, technical, and financial benefits.
If your organization is contemplating a similar move, consider the following benefits of managing mobility via a cloud-based solution:
Cost control. Cloud-based MMS solutions have the potential to control the costs associated with supporting and managing your mobile workforce.
A strong solution will reduce the high deployment, licensing, and maintenance costs typical of on-premises solutions; free up IT resources by automating time-consuming tasks and service updates; and reduce potential fines by enforcing security, compliance, and audit features.
Simple deployment and maintenance. Cloud-based MMS solutions have simple deployments and can be operational very quickly. They integrate into the existing infrastructure and offer secure mobile control without the installation and management of on-premises hardware.
Regarding maintenance, a strong provider will make continual enhancements to service on their end, ensuring that your organization has immediate access to new features and capabilities. This allows the enterprise to avoid monthly upgrades, risky updates, time-consuming installations, and additional costs.
Enhanced security. According to the Cloud Security Alliance, 73 percent of organizations cited “concerns about data security” as the top barrier to cloud adoption. A strong MMS solution will mitigate the security risks associated with the cloud by securing the mobile workforce; storing sensitive data in existing corporate systems (rather than in the cloud); and enforcing encryption when sensitive data is in transit and at rest.
Learn about Calero’s cloud-based Managed Mobility Services (MMS) solution: