Welcome to day 2 of MCM 101: Cross-platform support.
If your enterprise has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative or is thinking of implementing one, odds are your employees will be accessing corporate content from a variety of different devices. More devices means more ways to access and share content, and in a world where content is king, having the ability to manage mobile content is a near-necessity.
Whether it’s Android, Apple or Windows devices, your IT department should have the ability to locate and manage content on every device in your mobile environment. If rogue devices are distributing content throughout your organization, your corporate data becomes vulnerable. Because of these rogue devices and the constant introduction of new and different devices in a BYOD setting, managing content becomes a difficult task. But not an impossible one. Organizations considering BYOD should evaluate which device types are most likely to make an appearance into their organization – and make sure the Mobile Content Management (MCM) solution they decide to use supports those devices.
Windows recently overtook BlackBerry as the third-most popular operating system in the United States, according to a Gartner Research report published in August. That same report states that Android, Apple and Microsoft make up more than 96 percent of the U.S. smartphone market.
Secure Content Locker, the AirWatch solution for Mobile Content Management (MCM), supports Android, Apple and Windows devices. Because of Secure Content Locker’s cross-platform support, AirWatch enables enterprises to implement a MCM tool that gives IT administrators the ability to create a diverse device portfolio and accommodating BYOD workplace.
Yesterday’s post regarding user friendless covered the need to convert your employees to use a secure content tool, one that is consistent across an organization and provides enterprise-grade security. Secure Content Locker is designed to fit the native feel of the operating system (OS) that the device is running. On Android, Secure Content Locker looks and behaves like an Android app. On Apple it takes on the native traits of iOS, and the same can be said for Windows devices.
Below are screenshots of the device-specific versions of Secure Content Locker: