How Will the Millennial Workforce Impact EMM?

June 3, 2016


As your company has grown, so have your profits and your number of employees. With each new team member comes the standard expenses involved with on boarding and training. In today’s market we have the added challenge of extensive IT support for new employees to also contend with. A new team member will often have one or more logins to sensitive systems which may be on multiple devices. Often these devices are on your network which gives you more control over security, but sometimes this is not the case. Many employees take work home with them, work remotely, or travel for business. Instances like these expose your business to data loss vulnerability.

Why is enterprise mobility security important? Because your company’s data is it’s most valuable asset. New innovations, financial information, marketing plans, and more all give you a leading edge over your competitors. Protecting this data is vital to the continued success of your organization.

Millennials entering the workforce are making this issue more prominent as this generation is focused on lifestyle based incentives more than financial ones. They are more particular about when they work, where they work, and how they work. The desire for more freedom and flexibility in the way work is carried out presents an interesting challenge. On the one hand, these innovative individuals are critical to the success of the company. On the other, too much freedom can put the business at risk.

While “bring your own device” policies can be appealing from a cost-saving and productivity perspective, they also carry inherent control risks where data is concerned. Most mobile devices are connected to unsecure WI-FI networks nearly 90% of the time, so a security breach is more a matter of “when” than “if.” Luckily enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions exist which keep business and personal profiles & data separate on BYOD devices. This allows for the flexibility employees crave while keeping your data secure.

If you’d like to learn more about how an effective EMM policy can help your business, contact one of our representatives today.