Tablets have companies thinking about mobile data management
With more employees than ever producing, storing and accessing enterprise data on tablet computers and other mobile devices, IT decision-makers are thinking about ways to govern and manage the information, according to TechTarget.
The news provider reports that this is especially true of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). However, this sector's adoption of mobile technology is outpacing its ability to manage it.
"SMBs are adopting these systems, but they aren't adapting particular standards," Darrel Bowman, CEO of managed service provider mynetworkcompany.com, tells TechTarget.
To deal with the issue, the news provider recommends companies draft policies for the creation of information and storage of mobile data. From the company's standpoint, that will ensure sensitive and confidential information is segmented on employees' devices and kept secure. For employees, such policies will help protect the privacy of their own mobile content.
This is becoming a more prominent issue as bring-your-own-device policies take hold within many companies. A device that is meant for both work and personal use will require the appropriate measures to ensure that information for both is kept separate, according to experts.