Smart phones have come from humble beginnings in the 1990’s to becoming an essential tool that make businesses work. Early smart phones didn’t offer much in the way of processing capabilities or useful applications.
Today there are thinner, lighter devices that have more of memory and speed to power through the most crucial tasks. This is great for the end user, but it does have risks in the enterprise space.
Because smart phones have the capability to run third-party applications, and are not required to run unified anti-virus software, security threats are a constant bother. With all of the peripherals and wireless interfaces built into a modern smart phone, there are many ways malicious software could get onto the device, reports CIO.com.
IT managers will have their hands full writing rules and policies that try to govern all of the different operating systems and software versions.
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