Companies today have embraced the use of technology so as to better run the operations of their businesses smoothly and efficiently.
Incorporating technology into companies and organizations has led to many benefits to companies such as improved customer service, understanding the customer better and increased profitability.
However, such technology has also brought with it a fair share of challenges which are expected when one uses new modes of operations to conduct day to day operations.
Of the many technological innovations, the impact of mobile devices on businesses has been mind blowing.
Today, every business has to utilize this technology so as to enable it to gain an edge in the marketplace.
However as stated above these devices also come with their own challenges such as security, storage, lack of uniformity, compatibility issues etc. Thanks to the continuous innovations in the field of Mobile Device Management companies are able to tackle these issues and optimize these mobile devices to the full.
Mobile Device Management is a software deployed by a company’s IT department to help it run various processes within the company including securing, managing and monitoring of all mobile devices used by employees for business purposes throughout the company.
What is Avalanche Mobility Center?
Avalanche Mobility Center is one of many software solutions offered by Ivanti. It is a state of the art enterprise-level mobile device management tool powered by Wavelink (a company also owned by Ivanti).
It is designed with retailers and manufacturers in mind, and it helps to boost competency in the supply chain, employee productivity among other functions which we’ll discuss further in this post.
This mobile device management solution also ensures that its users are able to make schedules for application updates and OS.
Avalanche Mobility Center enables users to prepare updates centered on the precise time scheduled or when new devices are checked in.
It has also built-in reporting capabilities which are very powerful and permits its users to view the dashboards which store information about their devices.
This is to empower its users to at all times have mobile devices that are always connected, available and run smoothly at all times hence avoiding downtime in their mobile devices.
As stated earlier, Avalanche Mobility Center is made to cater to the needs of retailers and manufacturers. Companies engaged in the manufacturing and retailing industries are accorded total control of all their vital mobile devices.
This in turn gives them the capability to be able to deploy quicker and faster, be readily available and accessible and most importantly maintain security over these mobile devices.
Avalanche Mobility Center also enables its users to organize their employees into different groups depending on their tasks and hence allocate them the relevant devices and applications that will come in handy when doing their jobs. Thus, companies can communicate with specific groups and without having to send communication to all employees when the message is only meant for a certain group.
Users are also able to organize and monitor these mobile devices from one location.
Preserve Device Security
Security maintenance of mobile devices is critical because of the amount of data contained within the mobile devices and also because of the various operations carried out using these devices. Avalanche Mobility Center guarantees the security of these mobile devices, and also the security of operations hence significantly reducing instances of sabotage.
Ensures availability of devices
Avalanche Mobility Center also guarantees that mobile devices are always readily available.
Mobile devices are also easily accessible and so a company’s IT department can easily access these devices and be able to check on how they are being utilized, performance levels and other numerous aspects that management would deem critical to the company operations.
Device update options
The Avalanche mobility management platform gives its users different options when operating systems (OS) for the devices are due for an update.
Management of various mobile devices
With mobile devices being launched almost every quarter of the year and with different features, superior upgrades in the OS companies need an MDM solution that is able to adjust to these changes and still effectively manage these different mobile devices. Companies can rely on Avalanche Mobility Center to manage all these devices as it supports Android, iOS, Windows legacy which are what is in the marketplace today. It helps boost productivity among users, and helps them adjust quickly to the new, modern mobile devices being launched continuously. It also helps users to apply their devices to the dynamic business demands hence formulating them to meet present and upcoming requirements.
Consolidates employees into groups defined by similar duties and/or responsibilities
By deploying Avalanche, users are able to consolidate their employees into similar workgroups which are defined by similar or related duties and responsibilities that they share. By setting up different workgroups, companies will be able to easily allocate mobile devices and applications that will best suit the created workgroups according to their needs. This will also enable companies to carry out the necessary updates to these mobile devices more regularly and conveniently. For example, employees in the production sector may be clustered into one group because they do the same work on a day to day basis. Production employees will use different devices and applications as opposed to employees in the sales department and hence the need to have different applications and devices catering to the different needs of each workgroup. The IT department will also be able to figure out which apps running on specific devices need updates.
Avalanche Mobility Center also has very powerful built in reporting capabilities which enable it to integrate with applications such as Xtractor through the use of a connector. This (Xtractor) is a software tool used for reporting and is also owned by the same company as Avalanche i.e. Ivanti. It reports in real time and operates on self-service mode. It is used to merge data from various IT tools and multiple sources. By incorporating this software users are able to know various aspects of the mobile devices being managed through Avalanche. Information and data is also available on user friendly dashboards hence giving users accessibility to the mobile device, data about the device’s uptime and also assisting in securing the device.
Fast application deployment
Avalanche Mobility Center enables its users to be able to achieve fast application deployment and this is one of the needs users look to have fulfilled when scouting for an MDM solution. Automated configuring of applications, constant and continuous updates are also carried out by Avalanche Mobility Center. On top of that Avalanche also has the ability to fix issues associated with the various applications. Due to this capability, users can quickly deploy updates and applications to all the applicable employees or workgroups. This greatly benefits the workgroups or employees who are rarely in the office but still need instant updates to their applications so as to improve their productivity and efficiency.
By setting up different employee workgroups, Avalanche Mobility Center helps companies to easily allocate mobile devices and applications that will best suit the created workgroups according to their needs. This will also allow the companies to carry out the necessary updates to these mobile devices more often and conveniently. Users will also be able to determine and know which apps running on specific devices need updates.
Avalanche empowers its users with a set of tools which come in handy when managing a company’s mobile devices. These tools help users with security issues such as preventing devices from being accessed by unauthorised people and also from vulnerabilities and threats outside of the company. These tools are also very efficient and effective when it comes to wiping out data remotely after the loss or theft of a mobile device.
Mobile device management
Companies can rely on Avalanche to manage all mobile devices in the market as it supports Android, iOS, Windows legacy which are what is in the marketplace today. It helps boost productivity among users and helps them adjust quickly to the new, modern mobile devices being launched continuously and also helps them to apply them to the always changing business demands hence formulating them to meet present and upcoming requirements.
Insights and built-in, real-time reporting
Avalanche Mobility Center’s built in reporting capabilities are powerful, enabling it to integrate with other apps. These apps generate real time reports while operating on self-service mode. Data and information is availed on dashboards that are user friendly, thus users get access to mobile devices, to data about the uptime of devices, and security for the device. Through incorporation of Avalanche Mobility Center, users can also know the different aspects of the devices the MDM software is managing.
Avalanche Mobility Center is able to automatically schedule updates for all the mobile devices being used within the organisation and it can do this remotely or when the devices are brought in. Both methods are well utilized by Avalanche and proves why it is a great Return on Investment (ROI).
Availability, accessibility and security
Avalanche Mobility Center’s users are able to have accessibility to all the mobile devices at any time and through Avalanche while being able to secure these devices all the time and most importantly, securing the corporate data contained within the devices.
Avalanche Mobility Center gives users different options when operating systems for the devices are due for an update. The options are that users can push these updates to either Android devices, Windows legacy devices and even to all of their mobile devices. Another option is to do the updates as the devices are checked in, scheduled updating, updating all the mobile devices at the same time or even conducting upgrades during off hours.
Automation for fast app deployment
Avalanche enables its users to be able to achieve fast application deployment. Automated configuring of applications, constant and continuous updates are also included. Avalanche Mobility Center also has the ability to fix issues associated with the various applications. This capability helps users to quickly deploy updates and applications to all the applicable employees or workgroups.
The more licenses bought, the more discounts users are eligible for. A maintenance program is also available. Details are as follows:
- 501 and License (USD 40)
- 251 and License (USD 42)
- 101 and License (USD 47)
- 1 and License (USD 50)
- USD 10-One-yr. maintenance
- USD 2.10-Three-yrs. maintenance
- Limitless live phone support
- Free upgrades of software
- Limitless coverage of incidents
- Free customized help
More pricing details can be obtained by contacting an Avalanche Mobility Center software sales representative.
Devices: Linux, Mac, Windows; and Web based.
Pricing model: Quotation based and One off payment.
Customer type: Medium businesses and; Large enterprises.
Deployment: Cloud based.
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