More than half of employees report using mobile devices, either employer-provided or personal for work purposes. There is no doubt that portability and connectivity play a huge role in small and medium business development opportunities. It can be incredibly efficient, but it also can be risky as employers across the country report that their biggest security concerns is mobile technology.
Consider this, it’s unlikely that an employee would misplace a desktop computer, but people leave or lose their mobile devices all the time. That opens up a whole new context for security for any business adopting a mobile sales strategy.
User authentication, data encryption, and device management software are becoming critical components of any business transacting with clients via mobile. Making sure your network security and device operating systems are up to date are other steps to be considered. Bottom line? Have a mobile strategy, and a data expert help you create a mobile policies and procedures to ease the transition to a mobile enabled business.