In Securing Mobile Document Sharing, Preserve End Users’ Experience, but be Kind to IT, Too

Paula Musich
Paula Musich

Summary Bullets:

  • Mobile device management is passé:  now enterprises are looking to secure mobile apps and more importantly, mobile document sharing.
  • While preserving the user experience is paramount to insure end user buy-in, it’s also important to avoid layering on still more operational complexity.

As IT shops begin to look beyond basic mobile device management functionality and address the insecurity created by mobile users’ putting sensitive corporate documents in cloud storage and document sharing services such as DropBox and Google Drive , it’s important to preserve the ease of use experience for those end users.  A raft of new, more secure mobile content management offerings are washing up on IT’s shores, and each takes a different approach to delivering the security that IT and the business require, while enabling mobile users to access, share, edit and move corporate documents around.  While some, like Box with its OneCloud, build a model based on proprietary cloud storage, others such as Airwatch with its Secure Content Locker emphasize advanced security and flexible storage, by both integrating with existing cloud storage such as Microsoft’s SkyDrive or HP’s cloud and providing its own storage option.  Continue reading “In Securing Mobile Document Sharing, Preserve End Users’ Experience, but be Kind to IT, Too”