By Bob Burnett, Brother: The modern workforce is realizing profound productivity gains through the mobility enabled by connected devices. A recent global study found that 89 percent of respondents cited flexible working as helping their business grow, as compared to only 68 percent in 2016. Indeed, how many of us feel we would be able to do our jobs just as well without our laptops, or smartphones? The business case for the mobility enabled by connected devices is apparent.
But, the rush to encourage workplace IT mobility in the early 2010s subsided, if not outright reversed, at some businesses once the security risks fomented by that enhanced mobility also became apparent. It is clear that security and mobility go hand-in-hand, and that to continue to reap the benefits of workplace mobility, potential IT risks must be first addressed.