the additional security issues that threaten the business. IT departments can create solutions for their systems and devices, but how can they track every device being brought into the office?
Even further, they don’t know how employees are using these devices. Sure. They may be following correct security protocol at work, but what happens when they go home? Home usage and less secure browsing habits could seriously jeopardize important company and customer data stored on these devices.
Hackers aren’t going to say, “Oh wait! This isn’t fair. We can’t touch work data while he or she is at home searching for YouTube videos.” Or what happens if a device is lost? A lot of companies use remote-wipe capabilities, but how does that work with devices that also contain personal information? And with today’s tech-oriented criminals, will a remote wipe really protect the information?
Business Friendly BYOD Devices To Emerge
Developers are reacting to the bumps in the road and creating devices more attractive to employers. Apple is looking to build more enterprise features in iOS in order to make their devices a corporate standard. Google promised Android Lollipop would include more enterprise security options.
The reality is BYOD is here. It’s a thing. Your company might resist, but in the end, you will eventually bend to the times. You are better off innovating now and finding ways to overcome the challenges and offer employees the freedom and flexibility that is so sought after.
This article has been edited and condensed.
Rick Delgado is a freelance writer and tech commentator sharing business insights on behalf of Dell. He loves to write about all things big data, enterprise trends, new technologies and how entrepreneurs can keep themselves secure in a changing digital landscape. Connect with @ricknotdelgado on Twitter.
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