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The 5 Mobile Apps You Really Need for SMB Success

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    Security/MDM Apps

    In the age of security threats, all SMBs must invest in a cloud-based security/mobile device management (MDM) app to manage employee data on mobile devices. SMBs can utilize MDM functions such as requiring passwords and being able to wipe data if devices are lost. Examples of types of security-related apps include AirWatch, MobileIron and Bushel, which is designed from the ground up for small businesses.

    A real-world example is an expanding business that delivers home health care to the mentally ill. By using an MDM solution, it is able get its new iPads set up quickly, as well as meet security requirements enforced from a centralized location. By forgoing manual processes, the result is huge time savings.

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The 5 Mobile Apps You Really Need for SMB Success

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    Security/MDM Apps

    In the age of security threats, all SMBs must invest in a cloud-based security/mobile device management (MDM) app to manage employee data on mobile devices. SMBs can utilize MDM functions such as requiring passwords and being able to wipe data if devices are lost. Examples of types of security-related apps include AirWatch, MobileIron and Bushel, which is designed from the ground up for small businesses.

    A real-world example is an expanding business that delivers home health care to the mentally ill. By using an MDM solution, it is able get its new iPads set up quickly, as well as meet security requirements enforced from a centralized location. By forgoing manual processes, the result is huge time savings.

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can all too easily fall into the trap of buying mobile devices without knowing how to best leverage them. The result can be forced IT adoption by employees that can be ill thought-out, and a missed opportunity to improve business operations and productivity.

Mobile management is becoming a high priority as SMB mobile app usage continues to soar. A recent report by SMB Group states that "67 percent of SMBs view mobile solutions and services as 'critical' to their businesses, and 83 percent [of SMBs] have already deployed mobile apps to help improve employee productivity." With the multitude of apps available today, it's even more confusing to know which are really needed (and not needed) in order to ensure mobile device successful use.

In this slideshow, Charles Edge, product manager at Bushel, clears the confusion around business mobile apps by discussing the five types of apps — file-sharing, accounting, document-editing, industry-specific and security — that small businesses need to successfully run their operations effortlessly, productively and painlessly without breaking the bank.