Your companies IT person is tasked with managing numerous digital devices like mobile phones, tablets and any other portable device that communicates. Small businesses and IT managers must have IT security policies to manage devices attached to the network. Start looking at security vendors who provide solutions to keep track of, lock down, and secure your small business devices.
Consumers have at best a basic knowledge of IT. Consumers like gadgets and want to know how they work and at work they need to use technology to use it. This process is how the majority gets up to speed on technology and learn personal technologies they acquired for home use to make their work lives better than even the technology their workplace provides them. This is the consumerization of IT.
The issues of “BYOD” or Bring Your Own Device to work is a huge problem for IT managers at small businesses everywhere. Most IT managers have a pretty good handle on the company laptops desktops, and mobiles, but they are quickly losing control when employees bring their new Android mobile device and connect it to the corporate network. Now they have to worry if that last application that was downloaded is infected and will infect the network when plugged you into a company PC to update or sync something.
Help the IT manager protect your small business network by:
- Check to see if your business has a BYOD policy
- Lock down your mobile device in case it’s lost or stolen
- Install a “lost/locate/wipe” software on your device
- Never leave your device exposed/unattended in an automobile.