6 Ways Small Businesses Can Master the Cloud in 2016

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Web App Security and MDM

Invest in web app security and mobile device management.

Apps like OneLogin and Okta are helping organizations link the security of their software-as-a-service web apps. Small businesses can get started with a freemium type of account with most of these vendors. These vendors make things easier for users by linking the passwords to one account and then make disparate accounts more secure by allowing users to provision and revoke more quickly and easily than ever before. Additionally, Google has made mobile device management (MDM) of Android free. And products like Bushel bring that same level of security to the Apple platform. As more employees at companies lose devices and potentially suffer the repercussions of data loss, small businesses must invest in preventive and secure MDM solutions.

In today's fast-paced mobile world, more and more small businesses are taking advantage of the cloud. A 2014 survey report shows that use of mobile apps by small businesses increased 65 percent in the previous two years, and over half of the small businesses surveyed use mobile apps.

The reliance on apps naturally translates into increasingly cloud-based workflows for small businesses. This transition isn't without its pain points, however. Unexpected factors such as broken workflows, the cost of infrastructure, and the need for security can create problems, and can contribute to chaos in the IT environment, if not managed correctly. What is a small business with limited resources to do?

In this slideshow, Charles Edge, product manager of Bushel, provides the top six resolutions small businesses should consider for 2016 to help them rein in control over their cloud environment.

Charles Edge is Product Manager at JAMF Software, where he leads Bushel – a mobile device management (MDM) solution designed for small organizations and users with limited IT experience. He holds nearly 20 years experience as a developer, administrator and CTO, and is passionate about helping everyday users manage and make the most of their mobile devices.

 

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