Google Adds BYOD Management Features For Android Devices

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In an effort to capitalize on the BYOD movement, Google has announced a slew of new Android device management features for enterprises.

\"GoogleThe Google Apps for Business, Government and Education allow businesses to manage employee smartphones and tablets used for business from the Google Apps Admin console. Google has now added support for selected wipe, which allows users to remove Google Apps account data without having to wipe a user’s entire device. Additionally, users are now able to wipe SD cards in addition to internal memory during a full device wipe.

When it comes to security policies, Google has required enterprise users install the latest version of the Device Policy app in order to ensure security policies are enforced across all devices. Lastly, Google has added a feature to the Admin console that allows business leaders to enter Wi-Fi settings once and then automatically push the setting out to all managed Android devices.

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  1. EM4AG2

    Device wiping capabilities and Wi-Fi management are an important part of dealing with the challenges presented by BYOD. But there are other aspects that need to be addressed, such as helping IT staff support a wide range of devices, or ensuring that employees can connect to their work applications.

    What’s needed is a way to deliver applications to all types of devices while minimizing hassles for IT. For example, Ericom’s AccessNow HTML5 RDP client enables remote users to securely connect from iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Chromebooks and more traditional laptops and PCs to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser. AccessNow doesn’t require any software installation on the end user device – just an HTML5 browser, connection and login credentials. An employee that brings in their own device merely opens their HTML5-compatible browser and connects to the URL given them by the IT admin.

    For an online, interactive demo visit: http://www.ericom.com/demo_AccessNow.asp?URL_ID=708

    Please note that I work for Ericom