Smart phones have become normal equipment for many business people, and increasingly ‘instant-on’ tablets (like iPad and Android slates) are replacing the laptop computers used by more mobile members of the workforce.
Indeed many staff members are now buying and “bringing their own” equipment into the workplace with the usually reasonable expectation that this should be linked to their work email and perhaps data storage systems.
This is probably good news as it provides the business with greater agility and perhaps a workforce more inclined to undertake a bit of work outside of the constraints of traditional working hours, but what if that device gets stolen with your data on it? What if a youngster plays with it and starts deleting or altering critical information unintentionally? What if somebody has a few drinks too many one evening and shoots off an inappropriate or ‘flame’ message?
At Network Computing we totally embrace the opportunities that these new forms of mobile computing and connectivity bring to business – but there must be controls. Talk to us about your circumstance and we will share our thoughts and experience.