Are you worried about the growing “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend? Do you see it as a massive security risk?
If so, you’re not alone. Discussion threads across the web are filled with security questions surrounding the topic, such as:
“How do we control the devices?”
“Will a lost device compromise our data?”
“How can we possibly secure every type of device?”
Those are all valid questions. Frankly, the thought of employees walking around with confidential company data on their smartphones is terrifying. It’s a security nightmare waiting to happen.
How can you address these security concerns?
Here’s one way: Ignore the device. After all, BYOD isn’t really about the device. It’s about the data. Mobile devices are just another piece of hardware used to access data. Trying to control every consumer device in your company will only overwhelm you’re already busy IT department.
Instead, focus on controlling your data.
Think of it this way: The device should be the doorway to your data, not the destination. Give users a simple, secure way to access data using their devices, without storing data on the device itself.
How can you do that?
Make your web applications available as smartphone and tablet web apps. This gives your employees a simple, yet secure method to access data on their smartphones and tablets. More importantly, it helps your business in a couple of ways:
- You control the data – Your data is securely located in your database, with nothing stored on employee devices. If an employee loses their device, there’s no security risk.
- It works on all devices – Unlike native apps, mobile web apps work on every platform and operating system. There’s no need to create different apps for different devices. You instantly support all devices, both now and in the future.
The best part: It’s easy! Take a look at the video below. It explains how your company can automatically create smartphone and tablet applications.
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