Managing security in a mobile workplace

January 2012
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Managing security in a mobile workplace

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Mobile technology has profoundly elevated threats to information security. But businesses that implement effective security measures can control risk while gaining competitive advantage.

Today, mobile devices have been adopted across industries – including healthcare, insurance, financial services, and retail and consumer companies, to name a few – to enhance employee productivity. Their flexible data input options, portable size and ubiquitous connectivity have redefined when, where and how work is done. As a result, telecommuting has become available to a broader set of employees, an option that enables an organization to better attract and retain top talent, particularly younger workers.

While beneficial in many ways – and obviously the future of workplace technology –mobile technology has profoundly elevated threats to information security. Yet businesses that proactively address these risks and implement effective security capabilities can gain great opportunities for enhanced productivity and competitive advantages.