After years of evolution in the laptop space, we’re now on the cusp of a revolution. Demand has been rising for machines that bring all of the benefits associated with desktop working, coupled with an always-on data connection powered by an embedded SIM.
Even when using a WiFi-only laptop, companies have enabled mobile working by equipping employees with portable connectivity, typically through the use of dongles and MiFi devices.
The challenge for many organizations has been managing the growing and often unpredictable consumption of data that these devices demand.
When laptops are connected to tethered devices, metered connections or internal SIMs, large OS updates and other non-critical services can eat up cellular data plans without the user realising or desiring it to. Other services, such as Live Tiles, PC syncing, cloud storage auto-backup and background apps, can contribute to expensive data overages and unwanted costs. So too can usage of recreational apps, such as video streaming or online gaming.
The lack of visibility into how data is being used can be frustrating for both the user and the IT administrator.
The difficulty is that unlike on mobile, where non-essential updates are paused until a WiFi connection is found, machines running Windows 10 do not behave any differently when connected to a 4G network than when on a WiFi hotspot.
Set smart limits on the amount of data that can be used by each specific network. Powerful whitelisting and blacklisting features mean essential services can still be accessed
Set policies that prevent apps and background processes from consuming your cellular data plan, such as cloud storage syncs or system updates
Take advantage of a customizable range of alerting features that notify users when they are approaching data limits or if services are draining data quickly
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