With just the phone in your pocket, you can email your boss in Gmail and then ask your kids when they’ll be home using Hangouts. You can follow up with a new client in Salesforce and pull up your tax documents in Drive. Everything you do, whether it's for work or your personal life can all be done from the device you always have by your side. That’s pretty powerful and can save a lot of time. But with great power comes great responsibility and keeping that information secure requires some attention—whether it’s keeping your tax documents private to yourself or your email conversations secure within your company.

That’s why we recently made Android ready for work—making it easier for the more than one billion Android users out there to access the apps they need to be productive on their phones and tablets.

If you use Google Apps you already have a Mobile Management provider

Phones get lost. Tablets stolen. People leave the company. Things happen. We believe you should have the tools to keep your work data safe, and that this safety should just be built in to the applications you choose. That’s why mobile device management—across Android and iOS—is included with Google Apps and Google Drive. Google Apps Mobile Management allows admins to see what devices are connected, require device passwords and remotely wipe data when necessary.

Security that’s easy to manage

You can choose the level of data separation that works for your organization. Whether it’s a personal device or a corp-issued one, with Android, you can have all your employees create a Work Profile that isolates and protects work data from other activity on their phone. Or make it a choice, and let employees continue to switch accounts within Gmail and other Google mobile apps, while using the Work Profile for non-Google work related apps. Either way, all their work information is encrypted and can be remotely wiped.

Screenshot of an Android phone displaying the Work profile

Easy to use

Google Play for Work makes it easy for employees to see what apps are approved by their company and install the apps they want onto their device. Once an administrator enables Android, anyone can choose to use the Work Profile, even if not required to. So their own information stays private while the company can enforce Mobile Management policies for work accounts if needed.

With Google Apps Mobile Management, you can have choice and security at the same time. Your employees can choose the device they’re comfortable with that helps them get work done and you have peace of mind that company information is secure. Android and Apps Mobile Management is available for all Google Drive and G Suite, Government and Education organizations. Learn more in the Admin Help Center.

Screenshot of the Google Apps Mobile Management dashboard
  • Author
    Clayton Jones, Product Manager, G Suite

  • Topics
    Android, Gmail, Google Apps, Mobile, Productivity

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    IT Leaders

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