Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) became a business buzzword in 2009 and has completely revolutionized the way that employees are conducting business. BYOD can save organizations money. A comprehensive BYOD campaign can save an organization up to $1,300 per user per year. It’s more than saving money, though. BYOD is about bringing flexibility to your employees by allowing them to work on a device that they’re familiar with in order to make them more productive. In fact, according to Forbes, 49% of users say that they are more productive when using their own devices.
Many businesses are still slow to integrate comprehensive BYOD campaigns because of previous experiences and perceived security risks associated with a campaign. This is for good reason. According to Gartner, 20% of BYOD projects will have failed by 2016. However, when implemented properly with the appropriate policies and tools, BYOD can be extraordinarily successful, boosting efficiency and saving money along the way. But how can a business guarantee the protection of their data on that personal device? Remote Wipe is a BYOD service element that should be implemented for every worst-case scenario involving your employee’s device.
Here are three BYOD scenarios that require Remote Wipe:
You pay a lot of money to protect your internal network and devices with firewalls, routers, antivirus and malware software. BYOD is just one more opening into your company data that is leaving your susceptible to breach. Rather than counting on your employees to make the best decision, having the ability to remotely wipe a device can give you great peace of mind. When paired with a well-crafted BYOD and acceptable use policy, it almost always guarantees the success of any BYOD campaign.
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