The recent advancements in mobile device technology have changed gadgets from employee luxury to office necessity. A survey from Good Technology found that more than 70 percent of organizations have adopted some kind of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies.
A new whitepaper from Accellion – a file sharing security company – examined how the BYOD and mobile worker trend have changed and what security measures should be put in place.
“Road warriors and mobile workers – salespeople, business development managers, field technicians, and other users who spend most of their time on the road – remain as important as ever,” the report reads. “Even in the age of social networks and 3G connectivity, face-to-face meetings and on-site visits remain indispensable for many aspects of business.”
The report goes on to say that while the need for employees in the field has not changed, the technology that they use has evolved dramatically. Instead of company-issued laptops, smartphones and tablets have become the go-to devices for travel. Transient employees are also able to access much more than just their email thanks to cross-platform business intelligence software from the likes of SAP and Oracle.
With more devices, however, come more challenges for IT departments. Aside from ensuring that employees have the connectivity and services to remain productive, there are the security concerns. Everything has increased – the places and people using wi-fi, applications and services available and media types that are accessible.
Companies and employees are taking advantage of new technology. Smartphones and tablets are becoming staples of the work place. However, without a proper deployment plan and device management – which an IT consulting firm like CTI Technology can help with – a BYOD implementation can be more problematic than it is worth.
Article on: BYOD technology advancements increase popularity of trend
by CTI Technology
The recent advancements in mobile device technology have changed gadgets from employee luxury to office necessity.