Virtually every employee today has a smartphone. Many also have tablets, such as iPads and Android devices. Most businesses are underutilizing these devices, because in most cases they belong to employees. These devices are BYOD, or “bring your own device” in industry lingo.
Ignoring these devices is a mistake. Today’s hyper-connected employees are glued to their mobile devices, and savvy business owners and executives have realized the secret to higher employee productivity is embracing mobility and the BYOD trend. They want to find ways to help their staff work more (in some cases) but especially to work smarter and serve their clients better. The key is to empower the mobile experience of staff without compromising security and control of your corporate data.
GreenLoop’s new GL CloudSync business-grade sync product can give you the best of both worlds: allow your corporate data to be synced to employee mobile devices, without giving up control of corporate data. Here’s how:
- Sync to smartphones
GL CloudSync allows employees to sync their critical work files between their desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and the cloud. Your staff becomes more nimble and productive when they have their files at their fingertips, no matter where they go. Whether it is iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, business-class sync keeps users connected on the go.
- Empower your employees with tablets
Tablet users today are usually your cutting edge staffers. More and more everyday computing tasks once performed on laptops are now being done on iPads and Android tablets. Tablets are great for field-based staff, often sales professionals. Whether your staff is visiting a client or working a tradeshow, tablets are fantastic for demos, show and tell, and visual content to share with prospects and clients. Growth-oriented companies should encourage tablet use and help users leverage all of their files and corporate data, securely from their tablets.
- Sync your file server
Mobile devices are the lifeline for remote employees. But it is easy to feel cut off from HQ if all the content you need is stuck back on the corporate file server. GL CloudSync with File Server Enablement allows you to cloud-connect your file server, enabling real-time sync with remote users. On-the-go professionals are in sync with HQ and better able to serve clients and prospects in the field.
- Don’t lose control
Leveraging employee mobile devices is not without risks. Data privacy and security has always been a balancing act, and with BYOD, it is no different. Fortunately, GL CloudSync allows employees to connect to your corporate data without the company losing losing control of that information. GL CLoudSync allows you to implement fine-grained controls on employee sync and share behavior. For instance, you could allow employees to sync to their iPhone and iPad, but not a remote Windows or Mac machine. You may also evolve your security policy over time, either loosening or strengthening your policies depending on the circumstances. The choice is yours.
- Be ready when disaster strikes
No matter which security policies you implement, you need to be ready for when disasters strike. “Everyday disasters” like lost or stolen smartphones are all too common, but when that device contains sensitive business data, the stakes are much higher. GL CloudSync allows admins to remotely wipe corporate data off of a lost device. In more serious situations, such as an employee termination, you are also ready. Remote wipe actions can be taken on a whole user account and across devices that were previously synced, eliminating corporate data from smartphones, tablets, and remote computers.
Balancing security and convenience is a necessary choice in today’s workplace. Fortunately, GL CloudSync helps business owners and executives ride the mobility wave, while safeguarding corporate data.