In this digital age, more and more people are using their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to get their work done. No longer is it necessary to be shackled to a desk because all the data needed to do your job is stationary.
Executives, sales representatives, traveling employees, and even employees on holiday are staying in tune with their companies and needed data through their electronics. But with this new found mobile freedom, there are risks and questions that come with it.
The Mobile Device Movement
Long gone are the days when people wait to read the news from a newspaper or are confined to a desk because they don’t have mobile access to their company’s applications and database. Mobile devices, such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, have made traveling while working online possible.
In fact, it has been quite the mobile movement. In January 2018, there was reported to be over 3.7 billion unique mobile internet users. The report also predicts this trend of sharing and accessing information while on-the-go has no intention of slowing down, as global mobile data traffic is projected to increase throughout 2021.
With the smartphone’s mobile nature, and easy to use interface, it’s no wonder why internet users are preferring to do their online browsing in the palm of their hand. But, it’s not just the average person who is taking advantage of the mobile movement. More and more CEOs, executives, company employees, and traveling salesmen are using their smartphones to help access their secure business data while on the road.
Unfortunately, that leaves sensitive data and mobile downtime at the fingertips of anyone who happens to pick up that phone.
The Problem with Mobile
One of the best things about mobile devices is the ability to pick them up and take them (along with all the data stored inside) with you. However, that main feature is also one of the biggest problems associated with mobile usage. Since your data isn’t stationary, because your electronic isn’t stationary, anyone (or anything) could pick up your device and all your data.
Whether it’s a strong wind with damaging rainfall, the sticky fingers of other passersby, or your own forgetfulness as you leave public transport, laptops, smartphones or tablets are more than susceptible to being lost or stolen.
According to an enterprise survey done by Kensington, every 3.5 seconds a phone is lost and one laptop is stolen every 53 seconds. In another study done by Kensington, they found that 82.5 million phones will suffer from water damage every year. That’s an average of 1 in 4 phones. But what does that mean for all your data and work stored on your device? Nobody likes to see their laptop or smartphone destroyed, or worse missing. However, it can be company-damaging when the data can’t be recovered.
Solution to Backup and Recovery
When you are working out of the office on your mobile devices, more often than naught you aren’t going to be protected by your company’s corporate security or IT help. This makes you more vulnerable to the attacks and other misfortunes mentioned above.
That’s why it’s critical to your business to have a mobile backup and recovery solution in place so progress and data aren’t erased forever, merely because it was stormy outside.
Your mobile users need device protection and backup, so data can be restored quickly anywhere in the world. Cloud backups are ideal for this sort of situation because the information stored in the cloud can be uploaded or downloaded from any device, mobile or otherwise, and you don’t have to worry about losing documents accidently.
Being able to use your smartphone, especially for work purposes, is convenient. And with the help of StorageCraft Disaster Recovery as a Service the convenience doesn’t have to stop just because your mobile device stopped working.
Learn more about our backup and recovery solutions, contact us today!