Five Defensive Actions to Take Before Your Mobile Device Is Stolen - Slide 4

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A data wipe of smartphones and tablets connected to an Exchange Server can generally be done, though this is implementation-specific and will only remove data that is synced by Exchange itself. BlackBerry smartphones on BES or BlackBerry Cloud Services can be wiped remotely, though other platforms may require some initial configuration or the installation of third-party software.

The use of smartphones has skyrocketed in recent years, and is now a repository for the vast amount of personal and work data that mobile-empowered workers are able to bring everywhere. Given its widespread use and portability, however, it is inevitable that many mobile devices will get misplaced or stolen.

With this in mind, what are some preemptive steps that businesses can take to protect the sensitive data on these devices before disaster strikes? The following are five preemptive steps Paul Mah has identified for mobile workers to take before their device is stolen.

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