Five Ways to Avoid Connectivity Perils and Improve Employee Productivity

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Much like BYOD, BYON (bring your own network) has become a trend in the workplace where employees access corporate data through a non-secure mobile hotspot. While pucks and smartphones with hotspot features offer convenience to connect multiple devices, hotspot users may not realize they are also hosting the stranger sitting next to them in the hotel lobby, or kids in the backseat streaming Netflix movies.

According to survey results, almost half of IT managers admit to having inadequate controls over mobile hotspots. However, there are solutions that can restrict how hotspots are used, which not only increases network security but can also reduce data costs associated with unauthorized use.

The need for connectivity is a constant in the average consumer’s day-to-day life. Today, nearly every task we undertake involves a smartphone, the Internet or Wi-Fi. Not only are we reliant on being connected at home and at work, we expect wireless connectivity every place in between, from the car to the coffee shop to the airport en route to our next meeting.

With business now moving at the speed of 4G, mobile connectivity has become central to the success of most organizations. Poor mobile connectivity impacts the productivity and effectiveness of the workforce, drives up support costs for IT, and ultimately impacts the bottom line. Smith Micro has identified the top five connectivity perils plaguing enterprises today, and provided tips on how to avoid these costly mishaps.


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