Smartphones are so integrated into our daily lives that it’s little wonder that they’ve become such an integral part of our business dealings. About half of all American cell phone users own smartphones, and many use them for business purposes. While many companies do allow users to bring their own devices to work, implementing BYOD policies, there are a surprising number that don’t make any attempt to regulate the security of those devices.
It is estimated that by 2015, over half of smartphones used for business will be owned by employees, a statistic that wouldn’t be alarming if it weren’t for another figure: nearly half of all companies allowing BYOD have experienced security breaches because of their policies.
The Argument for BYOD
Allowing employees to use their own devices
If you have a network of mobile devices that all employ the Android operating system, getting a management plan for Android in the enterprise will become a crucial part of keeping your data safe, the network intact, and all of the devices within it functioning optimally. Plans that deal with Android in the enterprise will give your IT professionals some pretty incredible control that spans globally, but can be honed in to any individual device on the network. Managing every Android in the enterprise at once will help them to keep devices updated properly, viruses at bay, and bad data from being accessed or downloaded. This will in turn keep all of your employees on track and help your network to function the way it was always meant to. Ultimately, your business is bound to accomplish greater things with such a mobile network in place.