Mankind has gone mobile and employees are no exception. Information of almost every aspect of their lives is available at the touch of a screen, so why should there be any barriers between their mobile device and the work they perform? At least this is the thought process of those who started the BYOD (bring your own device) revolution.
Those in charge of corporate data though, may differ in opinion and for very good reason. Often personal mobile devices are not password-protected and they can easily be lost or stolen. Some companies have had to go through the painful task of publicly reporting data that was lost through mobile devices. Yet it is not unusual for corporate atmospheres to encourage their employees to check their email during non-business hours, view reports and conduct other work-related items on their own time. Is there a way to seamlessly blend the need for corporate security while granting the flexibility to employees to conduct their work lives?
The key is in determining what is really important, and of course that is the integrity and security of business data. Rather than allowing every mobile device — time-consuming for those required to oversee all the devices, or restricting device usage which is difficult to enforce, many companies are now turning to the cloud for solutions.
By using the cloud to house business data, companies can ensure their most vital resource is held safe and secure while allowing their employees greater flexibility in conducting their work and personal life. At Nerds In A Flash, we are experts in providing IT solutions for businesses in San Antonio and Austin. We have the knowledge to successfully blend IT, corporate data and a flexible work environment for your company. Contact us today to discuss how to make our expertise work for you.