Mobile Cloud Computing: How to Secure Data
With the deployment of mobile devices surging, mobile managers face increasing challenges for keeping enterprise data protected. We offer a checklist for how to secure data when using enterprise mobile cloud applications. As the use of mobile devices continues to soar, enterprise cloud applications are now resident in the palm of your hand, like your ordinary e-mail and mobile Web browsing. And with mobility comes ever greater responsibility to keep enterprise data safe. "The power of these devices in consumers' hands is now equal to that of what people have in their hands to access their enterprise data, and the two things are all getting smashed together," said Tom Barber, vice president of marketing for DecisionPoint Systems, provider and consultant for enterprise cloud and mobile applications.
Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer at Salesforce.com, acknowledges that security is an area of concern for mobile devices. "Security on mobile devices is an area where weve invested a lot of time to make this world class," he said. "Weve seen a lot of custom applications being employed in mobile devices." Here's what you need to know to keep your mobile cloud data safe.
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