Growing steadily since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, hybrid work environments are not scaling back. Nearly half of all businesses now have a hybrid scenario in play. As of 2022, 26% of U.S. employees work remotely, and that number is expected to grow to roughly 36.2 million Americans working remotely by 2025. And while there are plenty of pros to remote work, the hybrid scenario does have some cons, not the least of which include security risks.
Mobility is on everyone’s lips. Even before the pandemic, the youngest generation of workers began seeking out flexibility in how they put in their hours, choosing employers who catered to their desire to work remotely. With cybercrime on the rise and hybrid work environments vulnerable to attack, more has to be done to ensure safety risks are diminished.
Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), also known as mobile device management, has been a go-to solution for shoring up weak areas. It is a strategy that gives employers more options in allowing remote workers secure access to data.
Bringing in new solutions often involves workflow problems, particularly with security. That’s not the situation with EMM, which is easy to use. Rather than causing productivity issues, EMM is simple, requiring a single console to control all the devices connected to a network.
Keeping in Compliance
You’ve surely heard about companies getting hit with huge fines because their customer information was leaked via a hack. Some don’t recover from such events, but you can reduce your risk with EMM’s ability to keep you in compliance. Again, EMM includes strategies for meeting all business rules and compliance requirements.
If your organization is like others, there are many devices connected to your system. The average worker can go from using their phone to check emails, working on files with a tablet, then jumping on their laptop for the bulk of the day. There are a lot of devices to account for, but the right EMM allows you to identify and catalog the devices accessing your network. You need control over the work environment, which is what EMM enables. It allows you to lock devices, encrypt files, and set up a VPN that your remote employees can use for safer connections.
At Safari Solutions, we’re your strategic technology partner with the experience necessary to assist you with hybrid work solutions. We assisted many companies with their transition to a hybrid work scenario, and we can assist you with yours. Contact us to get the ball rolling.