IDC estimates that more than 1.3 billion mobile workers will exist in the market by the end of 2015. As of 2010, there were more than 105 million mobile workers in the US alone.
These staggering numbers clearly demonstrate the paramount importance of mobile technology and access in our lives.
A by-product of self-empowered BYOD’ers, many consumer technologies are now entering the enterprise. The most notable example of this BYOT (bring your own technology) trend are popular cloud-based file sharing services like Dropbox and Box. By putting content in a cloud repository, these services enable mobile users to access their content anytime, anywhere.
As this market continues to grow businesses need to take proactive steps to stay ahead of the trend by classifying data and then procuring both storage and mobility solutions commensurate with the security requirements of that data. Without this planning BYOD could prove to be a big problem for IT departments.
Cloud storage solutions like Dropbox do offer mobile access features, but at their core, they are just storage solutions that focus on making storage convenient, not making data access secure.
Customer information, personnel files, financial data, and strategic planning data, however, might be better kept “on site,” under the careful supervision of IT. In this time of unfettered cloud storage and the mobile content access that comes with it you must consider how the programs you use to access your data, protect it.
Different data requires different security considerations for both storage and access.
Businesses cannot afford to risk everything on one endeavor and rely on a single vendor for all of their storage and access needs.
What sets TappIn by GlobalSCAPE (formerly HomePipe) apart from other mobile access services is that this secure content mobility solution gives you the freedom to choose where information is stored, without limiting mobile access. Moreover, businesses can leverage existing storage solutions without sacrificing the access their BYOD empowered employees now demand.
Data stored on internal servers is accessed just as easily as data stored in the cloud, without incurring the additional security risks of storage outside the firewall.
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