Remotely manage mobile apps with 3CX Mobile Device Manager (Sponsored)
Mar 20, 2013 8:43 AM –
As we have discussed previously, more and more enterprise users are turning to Android for mobile solutions. With this trend, a new set of problems must be tackled that would not normally affect a private user. For example, if you’re a network administrator for a company who has a number of mobile devices attached to their extended network, you’ll perhaps recognize how tricky it can be to keep those devices secure and up to date.
There might be corporate or security apps that are business-critical to the end user and it may not be appropriate or feasible for that end user to come in for necessary upgrades. Firstly, it means time away from an admin’s primary role to perform these repetitive and potentially time consuming upgrades, secondly, it’s hard asking a remote user to either come in or send their device in for such upgrades. Finally, even if it is just a mobile device, it constitutes downtime and lowers productivity and efficiency for the admin, the end user and the company as a whole.
Perhaps a nice solution would be if all your end users are tech savvy enough to do it themselves but in the real world this probably isn’t going to be the case. So the question you might be asking is:
How can I remotely mass-manage applications?
3CX Mobile Device Manager is a tool that gives you powerful controls over remote Android devices. One feature that would apply here is the way the app allows you to manage device applications. The key attributes to this feature let you:
- Mass deploy corporate apps
- Audit apps already installed
- Monitor malware and inappropriate apps
- Remove all apps with just a few clicks of your mouse.
Using the web dashboard, you can do all this from the comfort of any Internet connection.
If there are particular applications in the Google Play Store that all users need to have, you can deploy these to ensure they are installed on multiple devices. You can even send out custom APK files using the 3CX Mobile Device Manager system if required.
Once installed, you can monitor what apps your end users have on their devices. If such apps are inappropriate, possible malware or perhaps unproductive, these can simply and easily be uninstalled from your remote location.
Another useful function is the ability to whitelist or blacklist certain applications. Here, a whitelist could be deployed that only permitted certain apps to be downloaded on the corporate mobile devices. This will block the installation of all apps not on this list. Alternatively, if you want to give your end users a little more control, you can simply blacklist specific apps for either the whole company or certain user groups.
Learn more about 3CX Mobile Device Manager and sign up for your free 5 device account here.
This is a sponsored post.