Mastering the mobile workplace

May 21, 2015 by Alex Collins, IT Services Consultant

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How employers can enjoy the benefits, and mitigate the risks, of a mobile workforce

How much time do you spend on your smart phone each day? While some of us might prefer not to dwell on how sizable that amount of time actually is, it's a blatant fact that, for the majority of us, it's increasing. A 2014 study from mobile measurement and advertising platform Flurry revealed that Americans on average spend 162 minutes on mobile devices each day.

Why Should your Company Invest in Mobility Management?

With so much time spent on smart phones and tablets, it's not surprising that employees are using their mobile devices for work-related tasks more and more frequently. While this trend offers a number of benefits in terms of productivity and flexibility – employees using their smart phones to check work email or access documents from a corporate intranet, for example – it
doesn't come without risks. Allowing a host of unmonitored devices to connect to a company's network can make it many times more vulnerable to security breaches, data loss or corruption, and non-compliance issues.

So how can organizations encourage a mobile-friendly work environment while still addressing these risks? If you're going to allow mobile devices to connect to your network, you need to manage them properly, which involves an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution.

Choosing the Right Mobility Solution

An effective mobile management platform enables you to leverage mobile technology for improvements in business adaptability, productivity and profitability while keeping your systems secure. By controlling which devices connect – and how they connect – to your enterprise technologies, you can keep corporate data safe from malware, viruses and other risks and be certain your practices are in compliance with industry codes and regulations.

A comprehensive mobile management strategy should include three key things to manage the mobile devices connecting to your network: security features to protect your data and the privacy of your employees and customers, user access controls to regulate which devices can connect to your network and how, and automated policy enforcement to ensure procedures are enacted. In addition to connected mobile devices, a sound mobile management solution should also control access toMobility_eBook_cover mobile content and mobile applications.

Download our eBook “Mastering the Mobile Workforce” to learn more about mobility management, how it can benefit your organization, things to consider when developing a mobile management solution, and how to implement that solution.

The All Covered Difference

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