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Is MDM enough for your device strategy?

The innovator’s guide to fleet transformation

Is a traditional MDM capable of handling your enterprise devices? With this 10-question checklist, we can help you decide if MDM will work for you, slow you down, or is completely inappropriate for your business.

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Inside this checklist you'll learn

If MDM is the right choice for your business
Where specifically MDM might fall short
How your device needs affect your management strategy
Why you need to consider the future when deciding on a management partner
When the desire to scale outpaces your MDM’s capabilities
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Myth
Android offers a poor end user experience
Android isn’t affordable — it’s cheap
Android is a cybersecurity risk
Android devices have short lifespans, so you’ll have to replace them sooner
Android hardware is inferior, isn’t it? And aren’t I stuck with ARM?
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Reality
Android can and does power world-class device UX — but your approach matters
Android is the ideal platform for end-to-end fleet OpEx management
Android offers enterprise grade security — and the keys are in your hands
Android enables agile fleet evolution — but you need a partner to leverage it well
Android hardware is whatever you want it to be (including x86, with Esper)

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Dedicated device problem scenario

Scenario

You want to build an app that works across GMS and AOSP

Esper Solution

Since you can't use the GMS dev tech stack in this scenario, Esper created the ability to support managed config across GMS and AOSP.
You get the tools to programmatically control your config and push out data payloads in a fine grained manner to apps running on your devices. With Esper you can group your devices and create a specific managed config for a certain set of devices, customers, etc.
If MDM is the right choice for your business
Where specifically MDM might fall short
How your device needs affect your management strategy
Why you need to consider the future when deciding on a management partner
When the desire to scale outpaces your MDM’s capabilities

Learn from the dedicated device experts

Digital healthcare, or HealthTech, is accelerating at an unprecedented pace due to factors such as the need for remote care, decentralized clinical trials, and the power of connected wearable devices.
We’ve worked with numerous HealthTech organizations building anything from complex custom remote patient monitoring solutions to electronic clinical outcome assessment (eCOA) solutions for long-term decentralized clinical trials. In this ebook, we dive into five principles we’ve learned about building a strong foundation for your device fleet, so you can deftly navigate the inevitable challenges along the journey.

Learn from the dedicated device experts

Digital healthcare, or HealthTech, is accelerating at an unprecedented pace due to factors such as the need for remote care, decentralized clinical trials, and the power of connected wearable devices.
We’ve worked with numerous HealthTech organizations building anything from complex custom remote patient monitoring solutions to electronic clinical outcome assessment (eCOA) solutions for long-term decentralized clinical trials. In this ebook, we dive into five principles we’ve learned about building a strong foundation for your device fleet, so you can deftly navigate the inevitable challenges along the journey.

Scoring your checklist

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Pro Tip
Pro-tip:

Most MDMs are built to accommodate smartphones and tablets, but far fewer offer compatibility with mPoS, kiosks, ruggedized devices, smart fitness equipment, and telehealth devices. A smart approach to hardware procurement is key to mobile security, and this process should involve learning whether devices are compatible with your MDM.

Scoring your checklist is pretty simple. Count the number of questions you answered “yes” to.

  • 0: MDM is a best fit solution (probably)
  • 1-3: MDM is not a best fit solution and may slow you down  
  • 4-7: MDM is a poor fit and will cause problems
  • 7+: MDM is inappropriate for your use case
  • Read the full, detailed playbook. Everything you need from start to finish. 
  • Determine the best business model, hardware solutions, operating system, and a lot more for your business.
  • Discover why Android is the most versatile, longest lasting choice for device fleets.
  • Uncover advanced app delivery models for the ultimate in updates and agility. 
  • Recognize all the untapped potential devices can offer.
  • Learn why automation is the future of device management. (and how to get started)
92%
of restaurant business now takes place off-premise, as stated by Fast Casual.
57%
of respondents want a DevOps-based solution to help speed up time to market for new services and improvements
55%
say they will use DevOps to help improve the user experience of apps and services
33%

Pretty straightforward, right? Sure. But you probably realize each question is weighted differently for specific use cases. That’s why we also have this companion assessment to help address your needs with each question. There may be a dealbreaker question in there for you, and the assessment will help you pinpoint it.

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Picking the right management partner is crucial to growth

If your devices won’t work how you need them to with your MDM, you’re paying for software that costs you time instead of saving it. The same can be said if it kind of works but it’s holding you back — when you can’t scale because of your management software, there’s a problem.  

That’s why Esper exists. If you realize that MDM isn’t a good fit for your needs, give us a shout. We’re here to help and show you why Esper is better Android device management.

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