Mobile Device Usage Policies â€” Communicating Expectations
Each companyâ€™s journey to discovering meaningful mobility is unique. However, the need for well-written and communicated policies and procedures is universal. An investment in enterprise mobility management and mobile threat prevention will only go so far in helping you increase productivity while maintaining a high level of security in your organization if your employees understand and comply with clear expectations for mobile device usage.
At Tech Orchard, weâ€™ve pioneered a powerful process for helping companies develop a comprehensive mobile strategy underscored by Mobile Device Usage Policies (MDUP). After identifying your companyâ€™s mobile needs, opportunities and goals, we can work with leadership and other stakeholders to address both corporate-owned device and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) challenges through specific, relevant policies. We then present the recommended MDUP to corporate counsel for review if needed.
Ultimately, well designed policies should address at minimum:
- The process for registering and enrolling devices
- How users should protect their devices, and which apps they can and can’t use
- What users and IT should do when an employee loses a device or leaves the company
- Consequences of violating the company’s policies
- How IT should respond to enforce those consequences
Once policies are in place, we begin following your organizationâ€™s unique roadmap and onboarding employees to encourage adoption of the new rules and regulations. For some organizations, this may also include our assistance in training mobile users on devices, applications and workflow. For others, it may include helping incorporate a launch marketing campaign to increase employee engagement.
Are you considering an investment in EMM and MTP, or have recently done so and are looking to make these technologies work harder for you? Contact us for help developing or enhancing your mobile device usage policies to keep your employees accountable and your data secure.