If there’s anything keeping IT managers awake at night, it’s them fearing for their data’s safety. And because a growing number of headline-worthy data disasters have occurred due to the loss or breach of a mobile device, managing those clients securely is top of mind for IT managers this year. While the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement has great appeal to the average employee, it represents a significant attack vector to corporate security. It also represents both an opportunity and a challenge to facilitate the use of a personal device while keeping work and personal information and data separate.
- A new study shows that while the vast majority of workers use smartphones at their jobs, the use of Excel spreadsheets and good old fashioned pen and paper for timesheets are still prevalent in the workplace.
- Yet 77% of managers polled were not fully confident the timesheets they approved were correct, and 49% of those responsible for submitting time entries lacked confidence in their data.
- Workplaces must take bold steps to adapt to their mobile-obsessed workplace and rethink how data is collected or risk being left behind.
“Organisations must take bold steps to adapt to their mobile-obsessed workplace and rethink how data is collected or risk being left behind.”