Helping Companies Handle the BYOD Balancing Act

By Gina Roos

Keeping personal information private on mobile devices is a big concern for employees as more of them use their personal devices for work. But do they believe employers are keeping their information safe? The majority (61 percent) said they trust their employer to keep their personal information private, according to the 2015 MobileIron Trust Gap Survey, conducted by Harris Poll. The online study is based on a survey more than 3,500 employed adults who use a mobile device for work in France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Some of the biggest challenges businesses face in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) world are securing and managing mobile devices, including meeting security requirements while keeping an employee's personal data private. Employees who trust their employers to protect their privacy will adopt new mobile enterprise services and BYOD programs more quickly, the study suggests. A key component of handling the BYOD balancing act is selecting the right mobile device management (MDM) strategy. This is where solution providers can help. Here are 10 key takeaways from the survey.

This article was originally published on 2015-08-04