From the Desk of MJ Shoer
Summer is a special time in New England. It’s just a few months long and the weather is absolutely gorgeous. With kids out of school, many people take a long or more than one vacation during the course of the summer months. With vacation comes mobile technology. Whether it’s a good thing or not, few people completely disconnect while on vacation these days. This means that smartphones and tablets are in heavy use, perhaps more so at this time of year than any other. While mobile technology is a great enabler, it is not without risk, in some cases an increased risk from traditional technologies. Mobile devices are prone to loss or theft and because you now have access to sensitive corporate information in the palm of your hand, the loss or theft of a mobile device could have serious consequences for your company. This is why Mobile Device Management (MDM) is becoming so important and getting a lot of attention in the IT world. Just like your standard computers, mobile devices must be managed with appropriate security policies and controls in place to protect the device. Most importantly, controls must be in place to control the device access to your company network. If you were to lose your smartphone or tablet, is it secured with a strong password to prevent unauthorized access? Could you pinpoint its location on map to try to recover the device? If the device is not recoverable, are you able to remotely and completely wipe the device of all configurations and data so that it like it was when you first unboxed it? These are some of the things that MDM allows us to help our clients ensure are in place to protect the use of mobile devices in their company. If you are allowing the use of mobile devices in your company, please be sure you have MDM in place as well. If you have any questions or concerns about your organizations use of mobile devices, please feel free to give me a call at 603-431-7864. Enjoy your summer and I hope you manage to get in a vacation or two!
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