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Mike Wilson

Device Management | Comparing System Center Configuration Manager vs. Intune vs. Hybrid

Device Management | Comparing System Center Configuration Manager vs. Intune vs. Hybrid

In the modern workplace, chances are that your employees are using their in their own devices for work, which often results in unsecure access to company files. This creates a challenge because organizations need to be able to secure their company’s data on these devices without violating personal information. Also, if an employee leaves the organization, it’s important to have a means to avoid wiping their personal information from their devices.

With your company’s valuable data in mind, Microsoft has created two device management services that allow you to secure your organization’s data - no matter what device is being used. Microsoft Intune and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager are both good options for device management, but it can often be hard to determine which option is best for your business. Sometimes it’s better to run a hybrid of them both.

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Matt Scherocman

Microsoft Intune – Cloud-based Mobility Management

Microsoft Intune – Cloud-based Mobility Management

 When it comes to Mobile Device Management (MDM), or Mobile Application Management (MAM) there are options every way you turn. It seems that every major company in the cloud industry has their own offering. It can get very confusing to determine what is different between each product and how to choose the right one for an organization. Specifically, what makes Microsoft’s Intune stand out amid the sea of mobile device management offerings?  

MIcrosoft Intune

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Matt Scherocman

Mobile Device Management Options

Mobile Device Management Options

 

Mobile Device Management or MDM is a headache for all IT departments who allow mobile devices to connect and sync company information.  The issues of protecting company data and information become even worse in today's "bring your own device" world, employees want the ability to use their own personal devices for both business and personal use. How does IT manage the balance between company security and end user efficiency?  Many find the balance by utilizing an MDM tool.    

Microsoft has moved into MDM space these past several years; early on with Exchange ActiveSync, later with the development of the InTune solution, and now with Office 365.

There are some key differences between how each service manages your mobile devices. They are outlined in the provided chart above, but we will also give more specifics below.

 


 

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Matt Scherocman

Windows InTune is now Microsoft InTune

Windows InTune is now Microsoft InTune

Windows InTune has gone through several updates and changes, not the least of which is a name change! Windows InTune is now Microsoft InTune! Many of the updates have been in the areas of iOS and Android, thus furthering Microsoft’s Mobile Device Management solution.

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