AT&T recently announced it will expand its Mobile Device Management solutions to small business owners to aide in managing employees’ mobile devices and data usage on the company network. AT&T is a provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services in the United States and around the world.
With AT&T’s MDM solutions, business owners can enforce mobile device policies and provide support for mobile access without installing hardware. The cloud-based solutions, previously only available to large enterprises, allow businesses to detect, lock, wipe and encrypt lost or stolen devices. It also features password recovery and remote email, WiFi and virtual private network configuration. Small business owners can track company-owned devices and push required apps to employees while also restricting the installation and use of other apps.
"Small businesses often lack the IT resources to maintain control over dozens of different smartphones and tablets, stretching their time and budget to the limit. That's where AT&T MDM solutions can help, freeing small business owners to concentrate on doing what they do best – running their companies," said Chris Hill, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business and Home Solutions.
AT&T also offers support services for small business owners through its small business team. The team will work with owners to develop a mobile device policy and strategy and select and implement a MDM solution. Business owners can also with consult with the team for help in hosting and managing the solution.