Apps are not directed exclusively at the consumer market, and developers have also discovered the business sector. One good example is the iBabs app (used for paperless meetings), which is now available with security features, for instance with Microsoft Intune, XenMobile Citrix, VMware and Blackberry Dynamics AirWatch. Here, the benefit is that additional features are available in a safe, proprietary environment. Employees will therefore benefit directly from a new productivity tool, without exposure to added security risks.
Keeping it the right balance
It is obvious that plenty is happening in regard to the topic of mobility and that mobility trends and developments are coming in quick succession. And so they should. If your employees can access company data and systems at any time and from any location, they will quite literally be productive wherever they are. All the same, you still want to ensure that you communicate safely and that data cannot fall into the wrong hands.
Companies usually have good procedures in place for workstations. Now more than ever, though, it is essential to protect mobile devices using enterprise mobility management. Of course, this will increase productivity and security, but it will also prevent penalties and damage to your reputation.