Within the last 10 years there has been a huge increase in the popularity of remote workers in organisations. A study carried out by the Office of National Statistics found there is currently over 4 million employees who work remotely within the UK, with this number forecast to more than double in the next few years.
Organisations see a variety of benefits from having such a workforce these include: money and time saving implications as well as a positive impact on employees health and productivity. These benefits could be seen as a direct reason why organisations are steering more towards a workforce who are spending an increasing amount of time working outside the office.
These remote methods of working mean businesses need to invest in devices that support their employees. A study carried out by Samsung found 93% of the workforce use their mobile device to carry out work on a daily basis. Employees using a mobile device in this way have found communication and collaboration between staff has improved as well as seen productivity increase.
However, not all aspects of remote working and the use of work devices are beneficial to organisations. Devices being used that are unsecure can put organisations in particular danger from data breaches and security risks. The risks can include loosing important and sensitive information that could be costly and detrimental to your organisation.
An important step in protecting your work devices is to invest in a security solution for your fleet which will protect against intrusion, malware and malicious threats.
Samsung Knox is a leading mobile security solution that provides a secure environment for corporate data and apps. Privacy for your Samsung device:
Date encryption: All data is securely encrypted by default, using a government-certified encryption module.
Data isolation: Your personal data can be completely isolated in a secure place on device.