The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has undoubtedly made employees a happy lot but too often, it makes IT teams see red. Enterprise data security and BYOD are at cross purposes or so it seems to IT staff that has to grapple with a multitude of mobile platforms and a deluge of unsecured mobile application installations on a regular basis.
BYOD is still not accepted in some organizations because of the inherent risks involved. According to 2011 stats, about 3% organizations did not have a BYOD policy, 71% allowed employees to bring their personal devices to work, and 54% allowed employees to access work related data and applications on their smartphones and tablets.
In organizations where BYOD is not welcome, majority of employees admit to accessing enterprise data (often sensitive in nature) on their personal mobile devices without the organization’s approval. That’s even riskier.
It’s easy to lose a mobile device. Over 4.3% corporate owned devices are lost in a year. 43% enterprise users lose data stored on their device because of device theft, loss or irrecoverable damage. Is it any wonder that enterprise IT wish BYOD to the devil?
But does it have to be so complicated? That too when the BYOD trend shows no signs of abating. I say it doesn’t.
Many leading organizations have pulled off BYOD with the right MDM solutions and organizational policies in place. Additionally, secure enterprise grade applications like DRONA Mobile ensure no link in the chain is susceptible.
DRONA Mobile allows users to view and interact with a range of content (including proprietary training content, sensitive corporate communication, copyrighted learning modules and more) on their personal mobile device. DRONA stores data on the device in encrypted format such that the data cannot be copied. Even if it is, it cannot be viewed outside the DRONA application or without authentication. Furthermore, DRONA supports user and group management at the backend as well as remote wipe of device data in case the device is misplaced.
DRONA Mobile is helping small and large organizations leverage BYOD for higher productivity, engagement, and employee satisfaction. You can get on board too. Check out our Slideshare presentation Leveraging on BYOD to learn more.