Your company’s employees want to use their mobile devices to get work done. They want to be able to check email from their smartphones and edit cloud-based spreadsheets on their tablets. They want to review their calendars over the weekend and share data with prospects on a sales call.
A mobile-empowered workforce is in
your company’s best interests, as well. According to some studies, mobile devices can allow employees to gain up to nine extra work hours per week.
But mobility has its downside, and this is what keeps IT professionals up at night.
Along with an increase in productivity comes a decrease in data security. Mobile devices introduce several new ways for sensitive company data to become compromised, especially when that data is stored or accessed not from company-issued devices, but personal devices. (This is often called “BYOD” for “bring your own device.”)