How the cloud is making BYOD safer

How the cloud is making BYOD safer

The rise of bring your own device (BYOD) has become nothing short of meteoric in recent years, with more and more companies, especially ones of a smaller stature, beginning to see the benefits such an approach can have on both employee retention and productivity.

However, many IT departments have been left scratching their heads, raising a number of issues relating to security.

For instance, the supposed ease of accessing certain sensitive pieces of company data on devices has brought about with it the need for businesses to set up an effective mobile device management (MDM) strategy.

One possible solution could be found in another rising technology; the cloud, which is set to become something of hero for the BYOD movement.

The cloud has also experienced a significant rise in use within companies across the country, and the added level of security that it comes with it has meant that employees can now securely access information from any location on almost any device.

It means that not only can the cloud be a money-saver in terms of replacing traditional costly infrastructure, but it is also able to create a framework from which BYOD can be easily implemented.

The security benefits of the cloud are particularly useful in the event of a device becoming stolen or lost.

Without such technology, there would be a real risk of certain pieces of important data becoming compromised, as it's unlikely such information will have been the subject to an encryption or other such measures.

But with a central cloud storage platform for all employees to work exclusively from, there is no need to place any potentially sensitive documents on your device itself.

Any thief that manages to get a hold of your device would need to gain access to the company's system, something that is often much harder to achieve.

Not only that, but in the event of it going missing, it is possible to work from almost any computer or mobile device, meaning that the level of productivity is therefore unharmed.