BYOD, or (bring your own device to work) seems to be a critical tool for employees to get the most out of work productivity. The findings were released from a recent survey conducted by Samsung Mobile released at the CES 2013 Show in Las Vegas. The study revealed a significant disconnect between company IT departments and employees on opening up company data on those devices at the workplace and/or remote locations. The issue is security and Samsung Mobile is working to provide a solution for safe data sharing on non-company devices.
Survey Highlights the Gap
Both consumers and companies need security in both transactions and data sharing on devices. Employee access to that data on BYOD electronics is becoming more critical to productivity, as both IT managers and sales employees agree, but the degree of sharing and productivity varied significantly.
Bridging the Gap: Bring Your Own Device to Work – Timothy Wagner VP & GM Samsung Mobile
Significantly, both consumers and company IT departments scored the security of BYOD devices and company data high in the survey. Samsung worked to marry the study with the needs of company IT departments and consumers who would bring those devices to work looking to have greater access to company data and functionality in service their customers.
|BOYD TOPIC||SURVEY RESULTS|
|Access to enterprise productivity solutions||Important to IT, less Employees|
|Ability to share large files||Important to Employees, less IT|
|Ability to multi-task on variety of functions||Important to Employees, less IT|
|Online Access and web search||Important to Employees, less IT|
|Ability to review & edit documents||Important to Employees, less IT|
Samsung SAFE: Enterprise Solutions to Address BYOD Functionality with Security
Using the data gathered in a commissioned study conducted by International Data Group (IDG) Samsung created SAFE, marrying BYOD with IT grade security, filling the needs of both IT departments and employees in device use both inside and outside organization walls. As history reveals seeing a consumer need and solving that need for both company and employee to produce greater productivity translates to success in the market.
The four pillars of SAFE:
- Corporate e-mail/calendar/ contacts
- On-Device Encryption (ODE)
- Virtual Private Network (VPN)
- Mobile Device Management (MDM)
Whether it is a LapTop or SmartPhone, Samsung has your back in maintaining enterprise integrity for both employee and IT allowing safe-encrypted data on BYOD devices. The trend in BYOD just got easier as innovation reinvents workplace productivity metrics.
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