The missing piece in NHS trusts’ mobile device strategy

When hospitals think about mobility, they think about devices. Tablets or laptops? Phones or phablets? This brand or that? And it’s easy see why. The hardware is shiny and new – it has a cool factor that most IT purchases will never have.

But finding the right device is only half the equation. Whether you’re outfitting your team with best-in-class devices or just allowing people to use their personal phones under a bring-your-own-device scheme, you won’t see the full benefits of mobile working unless those devices are managed properly. Employees need to be able to access their workplace network securely; employers need to be able to control access to confidential data and manage applications.

You need a secure system that can work in the cloud, but also on premise. You need to be able to manage devices running every major operating system. Management needs to be simple – so that you can managed every device on your network from a single screen, regardless of whether the device is an internal asset or an employee’s phone from home.

Windows Intune is secure, flexible and gives managers a universal view of devices on the network from a single screen, rather than patching disparate systems together. The platform is constantly evolving to include new security options – such as being able to lock a device if it’s stolen and deeper e-mail profiling system that allows you to selectively wipe a device.

Best of all it’s easy to get started with Windows Intune. You can test it out for 30 days for free. Give it a try and see how easy it could be to take full advantage of the power of mobile devices. Then you can go phone shopping.

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