The idea of BYOD or Bring Your Own Device is in motion and companies are encouraging employees to work from any device they can. This new proliferation of employee owned endpoints has great value, creating a new means of collaborating that is lowering costs, increasing agility, and driving employee productivity and flexibility.
The era of cloud computing raises some new responsibilities for a company’s IT department. In many cases, employees are using consumer-grade Web applications and services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and SkyDrive in ways that put them outside the full control of centralized corporate IT administrators and policies.
For this reason critical data is being jeopardized because it is stored on public servers and often not being backed up on endpoint devices such as laptops and smartphones. An effective IT department must use new ways to manage and secure this enterprise level data and simultaneously provide centralized policies for sharing permissions and access control.
AE Technology has developed a unified approach to accessing and maintaining employee data. A single client or application allows each user to link all of their cloud storage accounts both public and private to one portal that is managed by the IT department. This file sharing system can be accessed from any PC or Mac and all smart devices.
This approach of connecting all of an individual user’s cloud drives allows the user or IT to quickly move and store more sensitive data to a private encrypted cloud both with ease and little to no learning curve. User’s can continue to store less sensitive data in the locations they are familiar with and access them through this main portal. These capabilities when applied can translate into hard cost savings in the following areas:
- End-user productivity benefits
- IT productivity benefits
- Prevention of data loss events
- Savings in storage and bandwidth
- Increased IT control and visibility
Research indicates that the BYOD trend driven by the consumerization IT will continue. IT departments need to accommodate this reality by finding ways to provide optimized and secured data management. AE Technology aims to create an environment where endpoint data is fully managed yet freely accessible.
Unified endpoint data management can prevent data loss with respect to remote BYOD devices by providing both backup capabilities and remote file management for security purposes while simultaneously making it even easier for employees to access and locate their data in one centralized location whether they are in the office or on the go.