Here comes BYOD, Bring Your Own Device.
A lot of the traffic, internal corporate and with customers and market, will be outside firewalls to mobile devices owned by the employees, on public networks. A lot of sensitive corporate data must be stored locally in the device to ensure that for instance sales people has updated and correct CRM data when visiting customers.
Employees will communicate internally on consumer tools like WhatsApp. This is not the safest environment, rather more or less a ticking bomb. Gartner expects that by 2017, “40% of enterprise contact information will have leaked on to Facebook via employees’ increased use of mobile device collaboration applications.”
To unlock the full potential of enterprise mobility, IT needs to allow people the freedom to seamlessly access all their apps and data from any device, company owned or private.
It is now time to recover lost grounds and include secure mobility in your IT strategy.