Mobility: Three Trends to Understand

September 25, 2015

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There are three trends shaping the way that organizations handle modern mobile device management.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Perhaps the biggest influence is the fact that employees are bringing their mobile devices to the office. In fact, some employees may prefer to use their own personal devices for work rather than the workstations provided by your organization. Indeed, when faced with a technology issue employees are more likely to insure their own personal devices are working properly.

While allowing employees to use their own devices can save your organization some cash, you should also consider the effect on the security of your network.

Mobile Device Management
In order to resolve the issues proposed by a BYOD policy, it’s important to make sure your organization has a process set up that allows for the management of all mobile devices that hold (or have access to) corporate data. Blacklisting is a way to restrict apps that collect personal information from accessing this data; while whitelisting allows you to pick and choose which ones have this kind of access.

Specifically, you want to have control over what applications have access to your business’s corporate data, and (2) the ability to remotely disable mobile devices that hold this data. Should a hacker to get physical access to the device, you need the ability to get rid of it in an instant.

Cloud Services 
More businesses than ever are turning to the cloud for the storage and deployment of their mission-critical systems. Why? To ensure productivity continues without a hitch, smart businesses know their employees need access to their information and applications 24/7. But, switching presents its own set of challenges. While a cloud platform offers a significant return on investment, integrating a quality cloud solution requires a highly trained professional. The same can be said for all aspects of the mobile device integration. Thus, before integrating any type of mobile device or BYOD policy, we recommended you contact the technicians at CTN. We can walk you through the requirements of integrating mobile devices, and equip your business with the infrastructure that’s most hospitable for your success. To learn more, give us a call at (610) 828-5500.

 

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