Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: March 6-10
As more and more companies begin to embrace mobile, they can expect to see an uptick in productivity. However, as usage becomes more sophisticated, IT must learn to balance its security of company data with the flexibility employees want.
Majority of enterprise mobility usage described as ‘entry level’ or ‘opportunistic’
While enterprise mobility is gaining popularity, a vast majority of companies is considered at “entry level” implementation (i.e. limited only to email and calendar capabilities). A small number of companies, however, have moved up the ladder to enable collaboration tools and workflow functionality. Those organizations that are more invested in mobile solutions come out ahead in productivity and profitability gains.
Millennials and deskless working drive enterprise mobile investment
Companies are starting to pay attention to the growing segment of workers who aren’t tethered to a desk or who prefer to be productive on a mobile device. This means businesses are making greater investments in mobile technologies for their employees. Specific industries, such as hospitality and healthcare, are seeing significant increases.
The mobile device conundrum: Employee flexibility and security at odds
Mobile devices present an interesting dilemma to IT administrators: how can an enterprise provide streamlined access to company data so workers can be productive, yet protect that data should the device become compromised? Mobile security is a balance between providing the flexibility desired by employees while guarding network vulnerabilities.
What are all strategic measures to strengthen enterprise mobile security
There are a number of common threats to mobile security, including insecure Wi-Fi access and viruses or malware. IT must consider layers of security that prevent against common attacks, as well as account for devices going missing or being stolen. Companies can take many approaches to protect their data, and conducting regular security audits can help maintain that security baseline.