Workers use whatever tools are at their disposal to get the job done. Increasingly, that means utilizing commercially available mobile apps that might not meet security requirements for your business.
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According to Webalo, a staggering 98 percent of employees say that mobile access to enterprise data would improve productivity. And if the company isn't providing that access, workers often find ways around company security and privacy policies.
Security risks from mobile users come in many forms:
Keeping a list of passwords in a text file
Copying confidential documents to personal cloud storage
Communicating over public social networks
It's not that employees want to leak information. They just want to work more efficiently, and mobile tools offer convenience and quickness.
But at a March 2013 conference, IBM reported that only 25 percent of CIOs had mobile app deployment plans in place. That's despite the fact that, as Tech Republic said, more than half of CIOs "perceived a broad demand facross their organizations for mobile applications." That kind of complacency invites unauthorized mobile applications to fill the gaps. Without sanctioned alternatives, workers simply circumvent rules against mobile app use.
Just a few months later, a survey from Checkpoint Software revealed that almost two-thirds of businesses do not manage corporate information on personal devices – even though more than three-quarters had a mobile security incident in the previous year.
Even aside from security concerns, there's a very real business case to be made for enterprise apps. Strategy Analytics predicted that revenue associated with mobile business apps would double from $25 billion in 2012 to $50 bullion in 2017.
With so much at stake, can you afford not to create custom apps for your employees?
Zco Corporation is a custom software company with headquarters in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA specializing in mobile app development, enterprise software, and 3D animation.
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