Smartphones are basically the most popular piece of technology ever. They can be used for much of the computing that people deem necessary. It’s no surprise that since they pay over $1,000 for these devices that your employees are going to take them everywhere, including your office. There was a time when employers were horrified by this fact, but today smartphones can just as easily be used for work as they are for distraction.
It’s on you to dictate how mobile devices can be utilized in your business. This month, we thought we’d go into what your business’ mobile device policy needs to cover to ensure that they are used to help your business.
Setting up a mobile security policy is the first, and probably most important, aspect of utilizing smartphones. Here are a few suggestions:
You can scale up or back but ensuring that the basics of mobile security are maintained is extremely important.
To keep things secure, you will want to make sure that you are protecting yourself against external and internal threats, alike. This can be (at least partially) accomplished by including a few items in your policy:
As with any important policy, it is important to put all of these in writing.
Your mobile device policy should create clear guidelines for how your employees should use their mobile devices at work. You will want to include the following:
Establishing a comprehensive mobile policy is going to be important from this day forward. If you would like help building your company’s mobile policy, reach out to Washington Works’s experts today at 301-571-5040.
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