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How Should Business Owners Respond Appropriately to the Mobile Revolution?

How Should Business Owners Respond Appropriately to the Mobile Revolution?

Mobile devices have a prevalent place in the modern office. In fact, a recent study by Gartner found that 80 percent of all employees bring their personal mobile device with them to work. This Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend comes with a host of benefits, like improved productivity and employee morale, but it increases the risk of a corporate data breach if not properly managed. How should a concerned business owner respond to this trend?

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Mobile Devices: A Love/Hate Relationship For Businesses

b2ap3_thumbnail_mdm_for_secure_network_400.jpgMobile devices in the workplace are a complex conundrum that many organizations don’t know how to face properly. On one hand, they allow workers to stay ahead of their schedules, and let them stay productive even when they’re not in the office. On the other hand, they present a serious security risk that needs to be addressed. How does your business handle mobile devices in the workplace?

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How to Handle an Employee that Wants to Use their Smartphone at Work

b2ap3_thumbnail_bring_your_own_device_400.jpgRecently, we’ve been approached by clients asking us about an employee wanting to set up their company email on their iPhone. The business owner thought, “Hey, that’s great! They’re getting more work done and I don’t need to pay for the phone or the service.” We then brought up a crucial point: “What happens when your employee leaves the company or loses their smartphone?”

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6 Bring Your Own Device Tips to Help Bring the Business

b2ap3_thumbnail_bring_your_own_for_work_400.jpgDoing business in today's world is dependant on mobility, and if you aren't ready to shift toward this new technology trend, you should seriously reconsider. A lot of the time, businesses will allow their employees to bring in their own mobile devices for use in the workplace. This trend is called a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

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Old Devices Can Compromise Security

b2ap3_thumbnail_device_security_400.jpgAs a responsible business owner, you know that using the latest technology and running updated software is a key component to your company's network security. However, your employees may not value the latest tech like you do, which could result in a major data breach, despite your best efforts to keep your company current.

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Henry Finney
The common understanding is about the devices is that, with the passage of time the technology devices are getting advance and the... Read More
Monday, 05 December 2016 17:16
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Don’t Overlook the Mobile Devices Accessing Your Network

b2ap3_thumbnail_mobile_overlooked_400.jpgThe number of employees using their personal devices for work purposes (BYOD) continues to increase rapidly. According to Juniper Research, BYOD will account for over one-third of all mobile devices being used within the next few years. Not adjusting procedures to accommodate for this trend can leave your company's sensitive information vulnerable.

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2 of the Biggest Risks Associated with BYOD

b2ap3_thumbnail_bring_your_own_device_policy_400.jpgOne of the most popular business technology trends that we're seeing is employees bringing their own devices into the workplace (BYOD). This trend is due to the popularity of mobile devices (owned by over half of all U.S. adults). While this trend benefits companies in many ways like enhancing mobility, implementing BYOD for a business is not without risks.

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Is SYOD Better than BYOD?

b2ap3_thumbnail_smiley400_20130723-154400_1.pngBYOD is a popular business trend where employees are bringing their personal devices to work, and using them to be more productive. There are many benefits to BYOD, but it's not without risks to company security. A good compromise that keeps employees productive and networks secure is Select Your Own Device (SYOD).

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Is SYOD Better than BYOD?

b2ap3_thumbnail_smiley400.pngBYOD is a popular business trend where employees are bringing their personal devices to work, and using them to be more productive. There are many benefits to BYOD, but it's not without risks to company security. A good compromise that keeps employees productive and networks secure is Select Your Own Device (SYOD).

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Brodie Head
To reduce the privacy issue the company maintains a proper security function. The safety is necessary to secure the personal infor... Read More
Monday, 05 December 2016 14:53
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Protect Your Business from BYOD Lawsuits

b2ap3_thumbnail_lawsuit400.pngMany businesses are discovering how great it is for employees to use their personal devices to accomplish work. BYOD has been proven to improve productivity and worker satisfaction; but like so many great things, these BYOD benefits are in danger of being shut down as employers are becoming concerned about being sued. How can you still benefit from BYOD while being protected from lawsuits?

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