Microsoft Intune, a modern BYOD

Perhaps the most significant benefit you should consider in deploying BYOD is increased flexibility and productivity. Today, the number of users/employees using their own devices to streamline work increases which allow them to access sensitive corporate information anytime, anywhere.

However, when an employee leaves the company, they do not have to give back the device, so company applications and other data may still be present on their device. This can lead to some company data being unsecure. There are also certain compliance regulations that businesses have to follow, such as HIPPA or GLBA, which are difficult to enforce when a device is not owned by the company.

How can companies mitigate such risk if it happens?

Microsoft Intune (formerly Windows Intune) provides mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities from the cloud. Intune can help keep your employees productive in the office or on the road providing access to corporate applications, data, and resources from virtually anywhere on almost any device while helping to keep corporate information secure. This includes Exchange email, Outlook email, and OneDrive for Business documents, based on the enrollment status of the device and the compliance policies set by the administrator.

Labeled as a modern BYOD, Companies can utilize Mobile Application Management (MAM) without requiring the device to be enrolled for management. This is particularly important for BYO scenarios where IT wants to keep corporate data safe but doesn’t want to risk intruding on a user’s personal life.

As your trusted cloud technology partner, Thornicombe & Co. now offers support for Microsoft Intune. We can help you maximize mobile productivity for your employees with access to corporate resources on Office mobile apps securely.