NetConnect has a different philosophy to Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions; a view to make device integration simpler and more secure.
MDM solutions can be essential when it comes to managing a large fleet of hardware devices, however, has two major shortfalls:
- By giving full control of the device to IT, companies often alienate their staff, requiring strict management policies before coming into play. In many cases, employees will flat out refuse to give IT control over their personal device, subsequently rendering the MDM solution useless in implementing a BYOD solution. This results in the organization having to support the large cost of providing mobile devices to employees, when it could have been far simpler, easier, and just as secure to allow access on their own device.
- MDM solutions focus on managing the device, not on what the user needs to do with it. As a result, they often present a poor user experience, and rarely provide direct productivity benefits to end users.