As the mobile workforce and teleworking movement becomes more commonplace, many are discovering that using their own personal devices allows them greater efficiency. However, the risk of personal data mixing with the business should give you pause.
I’m sure everyone reading this has heard the news stories about high-profile public figures having issues with private information being leaked.
However, preventative technology can help allay your fears. Apps like ESI’s Ditto can create solid lines between the virtual workplace and the user’s personal space. The best part of such an app is that most don’t even sacrifice the features users require when it comes to using a “virtual office” platform.
It’s a win-win situation, enabling users to use a single device for business and personal use. Discrete enterprise policies can be applied to only the work side of the device, all the while allowing the user the ability to use their personal apps without worry. The apps are able to re-route calls, give voicemail notifications, and allow on-the-fly call recording. All of these are crucial for those who frequently work away from their desk. It means that these employees won’t become less efficient or suffer performance issues. It even saves companies money!
As we continue to move away from hard-copy documents and toward paperless environments, the importance of using a platform that offers security and privacy is crucial for employers and employees.