Cybersecurity and Personal Devices: Is BYOD Worth The Risk?

Using personal devices for work is the norm these days. Chances are, the majority of your employees have their email synced to their phones. On weekends, they use their personal laptops to check a few items off the work to-do list. While waiting in line for coffee, they respond to work emails. In many ways, this is a positive development for businesses. Research shows that employees who use personal devices for work put in more hours overall. They send more emails per day — 20 more than those who don’t use personal devices for work — and check email before even heading into the office for the day. Plus, they’re more…

Cloud Accounting Software Offers Good Alternative To Traditional Software

The way of the world in all industries is now mobile. People are on their phones or laptops to complete work for their companies even if they are not in the office space. This can lead to more work being completed and faster response time to customers or clients. For those in accounting, sometimes this may not be possible, depending on the software your company has chosen to keep track of data, you may be stuck at the office. Types of Accounting Software Accounting software is a strong tool for those who are part of an accounting company. According to Finances Online, it cuts the tedious work of filing everything…

Key Factors to Consider for Enterprise Mobility Development

  From smartphones to cloud networks, it’s not surprising that 63 percent of business enterprises consider mobility the most significant factor in gaining competitive business advantage, according to Mobile Business Insights. And with the global enterprise mobility market estimated to bring in $240 billion in revenue in 2020, companies can’t afford to ignore the mobile arena. Yet new technology and a vast, rapidly expanding digital sphere carry complicated concerns and dangers. Here are three key factors to consider when developing an enterprise mobility strategy. Enterprise-Specific Apps The most recent iteration of enterprise mobility development has seen an explosion in the use of mobile applications — particularly enterprise-specific, cross-platform apps. These…

Tips for Managing BYOD in the Workplace

With the increased use of smartphones and portable devices within the past decade, the traditional setup of a workplace has become obsolete. There is no longer a need for landline phones, and desktop computers are inefficient when it comes to retrieving information on the go. Many companies have implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs. While allowing employees to bring their own devices improves productivity in the workplace, companies risk security problems by vastly expanding their networks.   Plan By implementing a plan for a BYOD program, businesses can predict potential troubleshooting problems and errors within the network by creating a policy to follow. According to Security Solutions, only 20.1…

Enterprise Mobility Security You Can’t Do Without

The ability to go mobile for your business is incredibly beneficial. There are so many opportunities open to you with tablets, laptops and smartphones. Employees can take their work with them anywhere with the help of cloud applications and sales professionals can keep their client relationships in great condition with a mobile CRM. But there is also great risk in enterprise mobility. Many companies put security on the back burner for a variety of reasons, but if your employees are mobile, you need the some basic enterprise mobility security in place. Photo Credit: miniyo73 / Foter / CC By Policy Management First thing’s first: you need to have a mobile…