Does your kid have better technology than your business?

Does your kid have better technology than your business?

Mobile security, mobile productivity

Today’s employees want to work with the latest technologies and applications. And they want the option of bringing their own devices to the office. Smarter enterprises are recognizing this need for flexibility: 74 percent of CIOs and IT managers say they’re placing greater priority on the flexible workplace over the next 12 months. And those embracing a “bring your own device” (BYOD) model are reaping the benefits of enterprise mobility—with productivity boosts of as much as 20 percent.

"The rise of BYOD programs is the single most radical shift in the economics of client computing for business since PCs invaded the workplace," a recent Gartner report concluded. But just as a BYOD policy can open the door to greater opportunity and gains, it can also open the door to potential security threats.

"Enterprises must ensure the security and control of their data regardless of where it is. This includes employee-owned mobile devices."

–Bill Bodin, IBM Distinguished Engineer and chief technology officer for mobility.

IBM has developed a secure platform designed to protect corporate resources from unauthorized access and provide data-encryption capabilities. And IBM’s Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices wipes data off lost or stolen devices.

IT service provider CenterBeam, an EarthLink Business company, also used IBM Endpoint Manager to better manage its clients’ software distribution, asset inventory and anti-malware protection. The result: nearly 98 percent penetration of antivirus updates and patches—an increase of 20 percent.

Learn how your organization can adopt the best bring-your-own-device practices.