How do you manage “Bring Your Own Device” in businesses?

It was very interesting to hear recently that Microsoft allow employees to bring their own device (BYOD) to work and that you can do what you want on these devices, there are no corporate restrictions. What is interesting is that this approach would normally be and IT managers worst nightmare to manage, so how do Microsoft and others manage this.

The answer will always include strong HR policy and robust endpoint management. To do this Microsoft use their own product Intune and System Centre.

So what is Intune and Systems Centre?

Microsoft’s System Centre management software adds supports for new Microsoft and Non Microsoft products. It also has features, such as deploying Windows 8 and configuring Windows RT, this will be useful to most businesses. It suits Small and medium customers as well as companies with more complex IT infrastructure that want to build private and hybrid cloud solutions.

System Center 2012 SP1 provides tools to build something from the blocks in Microsoft’s operating systems. You can use it for everything from deploying group policy objects to administering instances on Windows Azure.

For smaller companies, however, it could be too complex and Microsoft’s cloud management service, Intune monitored by Positive Computing is more suitable.

Intune enables you with our help to manage mobile devices and Windows PCs over the internet without waiting for users to connect to a VPN. The new release of Intune adds features for managing Windows RT and sideloading applications, as well as support for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 and much stronger management options for Apple’s iOS.

Intune allows you to prevent users changing options for the Intune agent, which provides malware and virus protection for PCs.

If you are wondering how you will manage your BYOD issues then please do talk to us about the options available to you to bring thing back under control using Intune.