With the significant increase in remote working likely to be here for the long term, it’s important to ensure your staff can work effectively and securely with their IT setup.
Protection of your company data is paramount, so ensuring the devices used to access this (your desktops, laptops, tablets etc) are secure and optimised to work with your IT environment is critical to ensure the success of your business. Mobile Device Management solutions, such as Microsoft Intune, offer cloud-based management of your devices wherever they are in the world.
What is Microsoft Intune?
Microsoft Intune is a Microsoft cloud-based management solution that provides for mobile device and operating system management. Intune helps protect information, making sure your employees can still be productive, and preventing data loss. By implementing app-level policies, you can restrict access to company resources and keep data within the control of your organisation.
What are the Company benefits of using Intune?
Standardised Security for all Devices – Allowing users to work efficiently, while ensuring the device remains secure anywhere in the world.
Remote Device Wipe – Preventing lost or stolen devices from being accessed by unauthorised third parties is key to your compliance with GDPR and the Cyber Essentials government initiative.
Auto-Install of Company Apps – Deployment of pre-authorised company applications through Intune ensures your users have access to the tools they need to work effectively whilst remaining in-line with company policy.
What are the User benefits of using Intune?
Aside from peace of mind their work is safe and secure, Microsoft Intune offers some great benefits for your staff when partnered with Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), such as:
Auto Sign-in of Microsoft Office & Cloud Services – Users can login to any organisation-owned device with their email address and password, automatically signing them in to Microsoft Office apps, OneDrive & SharePoint.
Redirection of Local Folders to OneDrive – Intune allows enforced redirection of your local device folders (Desktop, My Documents, Pictures) into OneDrive, meaning even documents seemingly stored locally remain synchronised up to the cloud and accessible from multiple devices.
Automated Software Updates – Keeping user devices up to date automatically reduces support-related issues, keeping your staff working efficiently for longer.