Bring Your Own Data (BYOD) is a hot topic in today’s IT world. As you step into the new year, it’s time to consider how your BYOD practices may be jeopardizing your company’s security.  The below BYOD infographic will shed some light on top concerns and best practices.

BYOD Infographic. BYOD: friend or foe? BYOD is growing. There has been a 42% increase in smartphone users globally. 10 billion personal mobile devices will be in use by 2020. 82% of employers surveyed allow employees to use their own devices. BYOD has its upsides. One survey of employees cites that productivity and satisfaction as the main benefits of BYOD. Another survey reports a 45% increase in employee productivity when using mobile apps. But BYOD gives rises to a number of security concerns. 35% of employees surveyed stored work email passwords on their phones. 50% of companies surveyed said that data was lost due to insecure devices in the workplace. 39% of employees surveyed don’t password protect their mobile devices. Security is the #1 reported BYOD concern in the USA, Germany, South Korea, and Australia. 80% of BYOD activity is unmanaged. It appears BYOD is here to stay, so here are some questions you should be asking to ensure your company’s information and infrastructure stay safe: What are our security implications? How do we manage compliance or other legal issues? Should we limit access to some data? Do we have the right to access employee-owned devices? Will we push specific apps to employee-owned devices? Are we confident we can remotely wipe any device in case it’s lost or stolen, or if an employee is terminated? How do we enforce our mobile policy? Is it up to date? If you can’t answer these questions, consider partnering with an expert in the field to ensure your company stays on track with the latest BYOD security strategies. Think forward. Technology develops and improves faster than most businesses can keep up with. When your competition is taking advantages of the latest in IT hardware and software solutions, you can’t be left behind. Your business needs to adapt quickly to an ever-changing IT landscape – your business needs ADAPTURE. ADAPTURE combines an unmatched level of intellectual capital, technical knowledge, and experience to ensure the design of your architecture is tailored to your organization’s specific needs. ADAPTURE cultivates comprehensive enterprise technology solutions by implementing world-class platforms that scale with both business growth and technological innovation to keep clients at the forefront of emerging business technologies. Whatever your data center project, ADAPTURE will be your expert partner and ensure that every critical decision is backed by the finest technical expertise in the industry.

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If your company is considering implementing BYOD , click here: 5 Things To Do Before You Bring Your Own Device.