Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Rules for IT Management – Rule 2

Inventory your Devices

Imagine this. You start using an MDM solution under the assumption your company is supporting 100 or so devices. You’ve kept a meticulous spreadsheet of device types and users—there shouldn’t be any surprises. But when you first go to view reporting, over 200 devices appear. This scenario is fact, not fiction. It occurs far more often than you would think.

Don’t live in denial. What you don’t know can hurt you. Understand the current landscape of your mobile device population before finalizing your strategy. To do this, you’ll need a tool that can communicate in real time with your email environment and detect all the devices connected to your corporate network. Remember that once ActiveSync is turned on for a mailbox, there are usually no barriers to syncing multiple devices without IT’s knowledge.

All mobile devices need to be incorporated into your mobile initiative, and their owners need to be notified that new security policies are swinging into action.

 

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