Mobile options require more cloud control

By Sonian
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October 18, 2013
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Businesses are increasingly branching out to multichannel options, looking for better ways to engage consumers and enhance employee interactions. Using smartphones, tablets, laptops and regular PCs requires that cloud control be as rigid as it is pliant, a conundrum best facilitated through heightened vigilance and attention to evolving standards.

NetworkWorld reminded readers that the Cloud Security Alliance has played a critical role in establishing new guidelines for how corporate systems should function. The source stated that the firm’s biggest focus with its newest resource guide and highlights sections is mobile deployments, as these options are increasingly available in the workplace but may not be backed by necessary enterprise security and cloud monitoring resources. Bring-your-own-device programs and rogue cloud options are making multichannel propositions even more dangerous, requiring more vigilance and governance from corporations that choose to employ them.

EdTech magazine wrote that this is also a major concern of schools and higher education facilities. The source indicated that students, faculty and staff all bring private devices with them to the classroom, increasing network connections and causing bridging, latency and data breach problems. Cloud control must be in place before these devices land so that systems can be properly protected.

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