Most businesses today use mobile devices like tablets and smartphones to some degree or another. And why wouldn’t you? Numerous studies explore the benefits of a mobile workforce, and most include a common finding: that productivity is enhanced. Unsurprisingly, mobile devices have become so commonplace that most businesses can’t operate effectively without them.

Unfortunately, with improved productivity comes additional complexity, and a lot of risk. Do your employees use their personal devices to access company data? Or do they use company owned devices? What happens if they lose their phone and it contains confidential company information? Are your employees required to keep their devices password protected? Can you legally wipe their personal devices if they are lost or stolen? Managing a mobile workforce becomes very complex very quickly – that’s why you need a policy that outlines how your team should be using mobile devices like laptops, tablets, and cell phones.

If your employees use mobile devices to do their jobs, you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do your employees own their device or are they company owned?
  • Do employees use personal cloud applications to store company data?
  • If devices are employee owned, how do you make users happy while still protecting your network and data?
  • If devices are company owned, do you have tools that can remotely wipe them? Or can any Tom, Dick and Harry who finds it on the subway, or the counter at a restaurant or coffee shop access your data?
  • Do you have a security policy in place that requires employees to use complex passwords?

If any of the questions above made you nervous, then you need some kind of mobile device management. Connectability offers a range of services from user training, mobile management software, all the way to creating an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for your business.

If you’d like to secure your companies mobile devices, prevent data loss, and minimize your risk, give Connectability a call. We manage your mobility, so you don’t have to!