COVID-19’s impact on business and society has been clear, with the rapid emergence of the virus forcing the public to stay at home and businesses to shift to a new way of working. For many businesses, this has meant an increasing reliance on mobile devices, which means businesses have also had to find a way to monitor, manage and support the remote devices in their networks with little time to prepare.
This struggle in shifting to a new way of working has been especially cogent for those in the healthcare, transportation, and education industries, who often have a significant number of devices and their associated unique functions to manage at any given time. Luckily, technologies exist that can streamline the management of these devices to ensure each device is secure and up-to-date. This technology is called mobile device management, or MDM, software, and it can do more than just manage and maintain, with providers like AirDroid Business offering additional capabilities and applications that are especially valuable for those in the healthcare, transportation, and education industries.
So what exactly can MDM do for those in the healthcare, transportation, and education industries? The AirDroid Business team has pulled together a brief list of uses for their MDM solution that have the potential to simplify, streamline, and innovate the ways different industries use and manage their mobile devices.
The importance of tracking capabilities during a pandemic can’t be understated, as it’s vital to be aware of the areas infected patients have visited, and other members of the public they may have come into contact with. Because of this, MDM is the perfect tool to enable healthcare institutions to track those who are supposed to be in quarantine through device tracking capabilities. Through enrolling and deploying devices such as Android-based wearables, healthcare providers can track patients regardless of whether they’re online or offline, and ensure they’re staying in predefined areas through additional geofencing capabilities that alert the healthcare provider when a patient has left their predefined zone.
While many non-essential businesses have been forced to cease operations, a considerable number of essential businesses and industries are hard at work. Transportation is one such industry that is keeping the world moving, transporting, and delivering essential goods at a more intense rate than normal. Because of this, truck drivers need to be in non-stop communication with both each other and their operations centers, and MDM providers like AirDroid Business are able to provide the perfect solution that enables this.
Through tracking and geofencing capabilities, the AirDroid Business surveillance feature enables logistics managers to view where their drivers are at a glance. Kiosk mode capabilities enable devices to be locked down to one or two essential functions to reduce distraction – and increase safety – on the road, and IT managers can provide instant remote support if the device or an app isn’t working properly. Further to this, the AirDroid Business geofencing capability enables logistics managers to view the routes the drivers have taken, analyze them, and provide updated routes for future trips to ensure maximum productivity.
Schools across the world have been closed down and many educational institutions are experimenting with ways that students can learn from home via mobile technologies. While this is fantastic in theory, in practice, it means that schools are now in charge of managing and monitoring a considerable number – in some cases, thousands – of deployed devices with no prior experience.
This is where MDM comes in, with providers like AirDroid Business enabling IT Managers to easily access, monitor, and maintain devices remotely. Grouping capabilities mean that different year levels and classes can be monitored and maintained en masse, and, paired with the AirDroid Business bulk file transfer, means important schoolwork materials can be distributed to each class with the click of a mouse. The AirDroid Business kiosk mode’s functionality also means devices can be locked down to certain functions – like class-relevant apps – which reduces distraction and ensures a consistent learning experience for all students.
For more information on how AirDroid Business can help organizations and businesses remotely manage a network of devices throughout – and after – the COVID-19 pandemics, or to sign up for a 14-day free trial, please visit: https://www.airdroid.com/business