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Crawl, Walk, Run – Your Mobile Disaster Recovery Plan


Here’s a startling statistic: Nearly 30 percent of the global workforce can be characterized as anytime, anywhere information workers. Forrester researchers estimate that these workers use three or more devices, work from multiple locations, and employ many apps. This percentage has climbed from 23 percent in 2011, and it will rise further. Forrester anticipates, for instance, that 905 million tablets will be in use for work and home globally by 2017. This explosion in mobile technology, understandably, raises deep concerns about security. A survey of more than 1,800 enterprise security professionals this year, again by Forrester, found that their top technology issue is mobile security. And their top methods for dealing with it, in priority order, are antivirus defenses, authentication, and encryption. Unfortunately, your organization’s security professionals may not know how or may not be interested in developing a strong mobile business continuity strategy, which this article is all about. Indispensable Mobility Since mobile devices