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Finally, users may want to quickly change the passwords of various online services associated with the lost mobile device as an additional precaution. Some examples would be the various social media apps, email passwords or even passwords saved by the Web browser. Make a list of passwords that requires changing ahead of time to help you perform the task in a cool and methodical fashion.

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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