Business computing is happening everywhere – at our desks, at home, on mobile devices, in watches and cars – and work is transforming rapidly because of it.
Okta’s recent report shows employees increasingly use work-related mobile phones and tablets to access between 11 and 16 apps. This means organisations — regardless of size, industry and location — are taking steps to enable employees, partners, contractors and even customers with the apps, devices and services they need to be productive, while also securing increasingly mobile workforces.
But while the cloud provides employees with the freedom to choose, control and manage their own applications, businesses now have to contend with a whole host of different devices, not all of which are vetted by the IT and HR departments.
To overcome these challenges, it’s imperative that the HR department clearly communicates the IT policy as well as which applications are and are not allowed.