From executives circumventing corporate IT policies and asking IT managers to connect their iPhones to corporate networks, through to the proliferation of tablets on boardroom tables, there’s no doubt that the BYOD culture has forever changed the way we work. In fact, the lines between work and play are permanently blurred; millennials entering the workforce won’t abide by draconian security protocols designed to limit the devices they can use to access work and social media feeds. The expectation is that the user experience at the office mirrors that outside a work environment as products like Slack, Yammer and even Facebook look to capitalise on internal expectations.
For the benefits round-the-clock connectivity has brought to employers the world over – enabling them to tap into a workforce outside the traditional 9-5 working day – it has also exposed significant security risks as data is now housed on personal devices outside the traditional security sphere offered by IT departments.
Fastrack Technology has extensive experience in helping companies deliver MDM (mobile device management) through System Center. System Center draws on Microsoft Intune to balance security with productivity to ensure staff are as engaged and productive as possible. This is included as part of our Platinum Device Management service.
The technology is truly empowering as it enables organisations to provision access to corporate applications, data, and resources to enable employees to work remotely from the device of their choice. Even better, it also provides the ability to adhere to strict security protocols without impacting productivity; ensuring organisations can harness the wisdom of staff while maintaining the sanctity of internal data.