Mobile Policy Management
Greater use of mobility all starts with an effective policy and strong mobile policy management. If employees' smart devices are connecting to your network, there are inherent risks involved. You must have a clear, concise corporate mobile policy and be able to enforce it for both company- and employee-owned devices. An organization must clearly define its mobility policy and present clear guidelines about how it will communicate, enforce and uphold those policy requirements.
A mobile policy sets the guidelines for accepted use of mobile devices in the corporate environment and may include guidance for:
- Technology – devices and features that will be allowed and supported
- Bring your own device (BYOD) enablement
- Eligibility for corporate reimbursement programs
- Accepted usage guidelines (such as prohibitions against texting and driving or the requirement for hands-free devices while driving)
- Secure network access
- Application use/access
- Restrictions in device functionality (such as usage of the camera in the workplace)
- Process for data recovery and/or wipe if the device is lost
- Security and protection of corporate assets including intellectual capital
- Penalties or repercussions for violations of policy
(For more, get our guide to writing an enterprise mobile policy or our checklist for updating your policy for BYOD.)
Policies should be developed with the support of all the stakeholders: IT, Finance, HR, Legal, and the employees themselves. Mobile policies must be flexible enough to accommodate the ever-changing mix of devices types, platforms and capabilities and should be frequently evaluated and upgraded in order to remain enforceable.
Our complete, end-to-end mobility solution includes policy development. Ask how we can help get your policy written, implemented and enforced.