When a company is obliged by the EU General Data Protection Regulation to take all required measures to protect sensitive data, the mobile component can not be neglected.
Following recent studies only 9% of the companies deploy an Enterprise Mobility Management platform (EMM) to manage and control their mobile devices, which means over 90% of the companies out there are currently not taking any measures to secure data on mobile devices.
However, deploying EMM just to secure data is fine, but it’s only a small part of its full potential – even stronger – when deploying it only for security reasons it is perceived very quickly as being expensive, unnecessary and counter-productive… just the opposite of the technology is trying to achieve.
Security is actually just a nice “extra” you get as a user AND as a company.
EMM plays in three domains:
– it makes life more easy for IT because it is a tool to manage hundreds and thousands of devices without touching the hardware
– it secures data and shields the private data from the device for the company, what is corporate remains corporate, private remains private
– it provides the employee a brilliant user experience by automating difficult tasks, provides mobile access to internal resources, specific business apps, …
To make a long story short, EMM is the tool every company should deploy to meet the regulatory requirements for data protection, but the whole point of EMM is to enable your employees with better and more efficient tools, not to limit their experience.
EMM should enrich the employee experience, it should make their professional life better, more efficient.
EMM is about business transformation, an enabling platform to deploy mobile apps, provide access to internal content, … and also to meet todays security requirements!
On June 6th we are organizing an event with subject matter experts to dive into the GDPR link with mobile, because it’s important, but also to illustrate it should not be the final goal – it’s only the beginning of a business transformation where the employee experience plays a central role.