Are You Ready For BYOD?
If you are an IT Manager, you have noticed that the practice of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)has become commonplace in almost every workplace. Although it may be useful and convenient for employees, and even for your company in general, you need to think through the implications that BYOD will have on your company’s security.Because of the dynamics of employees accessing company data anytime, from anywhere,now that the Web, wireless access, and mobile devices have become ubiquitous, the moderncompany and its IT Department need to be especially aware of how far afield their company property is traveling and how to secure it.Your goals are to increase productivity through BYOD practices, while reducing risk and cost.Toward that end, here are some questions to ask:
1. Who owns, manages and secures each device?
2. How can encryption, antivirus protection, passwords, geo-fencing and other measures be implemented and enforced effectively?3. What are the risks that employees’ BYOD practices introduce to your company?4. What is being accessed and how do you use cloud storage, and in-house and 3rd party apps safely? According to conclusions from a survey of 1,500 IT decision makers by Dell Quest Software, “Those slow to support BYOD or constrained by a device-centric approach may deal with greater challenges, including the risk of being left behind from a competitive standpoint.” Its clear that BYOD is the new way of the workplace. Smart companies are staying on top of and ahead of this trend.As you consider your corporate IT’s infrastructure and response to BYOD you may be considering building Apps as software to help manage sensitive corporate documents. Future Help Designs has the capabilities to be your third-party vendor to assist your in-house team develop intuitive mobile applications for your workforce. Contact us: ThePeople@FutureHelpDesigns.com
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