There are hundreds of things that a business owner has to do, so managing the security of the data coming in and going out from mobile devices might not make the hierarchy of considerations that need to be immediately addressed. Today, we will take a look at why paying attention to the mobile end of your business is so important, how Mobile Information Management (MIM) helps with that, and how MIM fits in with the rest of your mobile strategy.
With so much data being sent and received, there needs to be a strategy that keeps the most sensitive of it from being stolen. A mobile information management platform is a security strategy that allows an organization to keep its most sensitive data encrypted and protected. Typically utilized in the enterprise space, smaller businesses are now expressing interest in adopting such a system - although if they are to do so, they may need to shift their expectations to line up with their budgets.
One of the main benefits of a mobile management platform is how it can expand upon your organization’s security. Mobile devices have become an essential business tool, which makes it essential that these businesses have a strategy to help control data access and minimize the risk of their confidential data being stolen or intercepted.
A mobile information management strategy should be just one portion of your organization’s policy on mobile security. By working alongside mobile device management and mobile application management policies, mobile information management adds a protective layer of security to help greater protect your endpoints and critical data.
There are a variety of ways that you can help keep your data safe while using mobile platforms, including:
While mobile data can be extremely useful to a business, leaving it unsecured can turn it into a big potential problem. To learn more about how your mobile data can be secured, reach out to our consultants! Call us at 605-341-3873 to start a conversation.
Rodd Ahrenstorff is the Director of Business Operations for KT Connections, as well as a member of the company’s ownership team starting in 2014. Rodd has been working in the computer and telecommunication fields for over twenty years—a term during which he has held a number of leadership positions. In the past, he has served as a broadcast television engineer, an systems architect, and most recently Director of Information Technology, including a role as a HIPAA Security Officer for behavioral health and multi-specialty medical providers.