According to a February 2012 survey, 74 percent of companies allow employees to BYOD (bring your own device) to work. For the 65 million Americans who own a smartphone, that means they can quite literally take their work with them wherever they go. Employees always have access to important and up to the minute information, and employers can always reach their staff.
Naturally, there are some things to consider with BYOD. One of the most important issues is with security. While it is efficient and convenient to be able to do business with your iphone security measures, such as the use of patch management software must be taken.
Patch management software is used to scan for viruses. Mobile device management can also help keep important and confidential information secure. Data can be encrypted. AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) has been the U.S. government standard since 2001, and is generally considered to be unbreakable.
For BYOD iphone management, many businesses are using patch management software. When scanning for viruses, the software provides security patches. The patches are, basically, an electronic version of the kind used for sewing or for repairing household items. Patch management software locates and then fixes, or patches, when needed.
When using mobile devices for work, they need to be configured. There is free configuration help available, such as Apples Configurator which allows users to configure up to 30 devices at once.