Remote Device Management
Mobile Device Management
Article by Vincent DeCastro
Employee liable mobile devices are becoming an even greater part of our corporate culture as smartphones evolve into our daily routines. As a result, more large companies are faced with the daunting task of keeping sensitive corporate information secured across multiple device OS. Mobile device management is an area of growing concern for many Fortune 500 companies as it opens them to concerns about keeping this information from falling into the wrong hands. What happens if a device is lost that has emails and other important corporate information?
A few years ago, enterprise mobility was all about RIM and the Blackberry. This device had built in security that allowed for remote management without the users permission. If the device was lost or the employee quit, the device could be turned off and rendered useless.
Fast forward to 2010 and we have a much more complicated universe as devices like the iphone and Android are becoming more popular by the day. In some instances a company may have Blackberry, iphone and Android devices to monitor and manage, creating an absolute nightmare for the IT department. These devices are used in Health Care, Retail, Transportation and many other complex settings.
Some companies offer solutions to help you manage the difficult setting that is growing faster than most companies can keep up, making it imperative that a solution is engaged sooner rather than later. If you have such a need for this kind of solution then doing research online will be a good place to start. Most large IT security companies offer some type of MDM but this is not a one size fits all type of environment.
Microsoft, Good, Sybase and http://www.Air-Watch.com all offer multi platform solutions that allow you to manage the device remotely. You can push updates, monitor use of the device, set up security settings and remotely lock and wipe the device.
Remote Device Management question by paris_amber2000: Is there a remote/device that will blow up/ruin speakers?
Preferrably from in a different room. Looking for something that will ruin speakers from a short distance w/out direct contact (via wires, etc). I have a neighbor that I have been battling with. They refuse to turn down their stereo even though I’ve asked nicely (since August), called the police (numerous times), and talked with management (who ignores me). It vibrates my ceiling. I’d like to have a device that makes the speakers malfunction so I can get some sleep.
Remote Device Management best answer:
Answer by sd_ducksoup
Nothing like that is available today. I’m sure you wouldn’t be the only one buying/renting one if there was something out there.
I had a woman vibrating my whole house with her church music once, so I fought fire with fire. I pointed my speakers at her house and cranked up some bangin’ rock. After about 15 minutes, she figured out that she had her volume up too high and I never had to do it again. Maybe your neighbors would like to listen to opera, gospel, or bluegrass for a while? :^)