Businesses provide mobile devices to employees in the field to increase productivity and efficiency. Sometimes these very devices can be the cause of decreased productivity by distracting workers and allowing them to access applications that aren’t pertinent to their job, such as games and Web access for personal use. However, businesses can easily combat this issue by adding lockdown solutions that provide complete control over applications and functionality of devices in the field. These solutions protect productivity by preventing unauthorized device usage. With complete control, management can:
- Prohibit the installation of non-approved applications
- Employees can only access applications pertinent to their job
- Set access policies for specific individuals or entire workgroups
- Secure the device if it’s lost or stolen
The ability to restrict personal use of mobile computers in the field maintains productivity and profitability.