When hospitals think about mobility, they think about devices. Tablets or laptops? Phones or phablets? This brand or that? And it’s easy see why. The hardware is shiny and new – it has a cool factor that most IT purchases will never have.

But finding the right device is only half the equation. Whether you’re outfitting your team with best-in-class devices or just allowing people to use their personal phones under a bring-your-own-device scheme, you won’t see the full benefits of mobile working unless those devices are managed properly. Employees need to be able to access their workplace network securely; employers need to be able to control access to confidential data and manage applications.

You need a secure system that can work in the cloud, but also on premise. You need to be able to manage devices running every major operating system. Management needs to be simple – so that you can managed every device on your network from a single screen, regardless of whether the device is an internal asset or an employee’s phone from home.

Windows Intune is secure, flexible and gives managers a universal view of devices on the network from a single screen, rather than patching disparate systems together. The platform is constantly evolving to include new security options – such as being able to lock a device if it’s stolen and deeper e-mail profiling system that allows you to selectively wipe a device.

Best of all it’s easy to get started with Windows Intune. You can test it out for 30 days for free. Give it a try and see how easy it could be to take full advantage of the power of mobile devices. Then you can go phone shopping.