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How smartphone and tablet management is changing
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of Special Edition, October 2014
In a few short years, tablets and smartphones went from being consumer-focused products to altering the enterprise landscape in a fundamental way. Modern workers demand the ability to work whenever and wherever they can, and mobility has made it all the easier. With the rise of consumer devices in the workplace comes a whole new set of challenges for IT. Who should be allowed to access corporate data on a mobile device, and on which devices? What data should be accessed, and how is it accessed? IT gained a better understanding of smartphone and tablet management once the devices started their major influx into the enterprise, especially in the bring your own device (BYOD) model. While challenges still remain, the prevalence of devices has moved mobility from a specialized part of conducting business to a business-as-usual process that's one and the same with an organization's overall mission. Smartphone and tablet management market evolves For years, BlackBerry was king of enterprise mobility, offering IT control through the ...
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Smartphones and tablets offer new ways to access corporate systems and increase productivity. But the shift to managing apps and data challenges IT.
Lisa Phifer explores the uptake in the use of enterprise mobility management as a means to deliver secure mobility for BYODs through the use of more granular security policies, richer management suites and greater integration to enable secure mobility.