The office as we know it is dead — how to secure corporate data in the new Everywhere Enterprise

Entire workforces are still working remotely, and many organizations have become more open to the option of permanent flexible working arrangements as a result of the pandemic. In fact, a recent global poll by Gartner found that more than 80% of business leaders plan to allow remote work at least part time, even once it becomes safe to return to the office.

Since remote working entered the mainstream, some countries have extended rather appealing invitations to encourage workers to settle and work abroad. For instance, Bermuda recently opened applications for year-long remote worker visas to attract foreigners to live and work on the island and boost its struggling economy.

Organizations have realized their workforces don’t need to be working under the same roof in order to be successful. With employees working remotely, businesses are cutting real estate costs and benefitting from deeper talent pools as they can now employ skillful workers regardless of their geographical locations.

In order to support this new Everywhere Enterprise model of working, many businesses are implementing or expanding Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policies. BYOD refers to the growing enterprise trend of workers using their own devices to connect to their organization’s network and access critical business data.

BYOD is becoming increasingly popular in response to the pandemic, and although it enhances productivity and reduces device costs, it further eliminates the traditional network perimeter, meaning more advanced security protocols are needed to protect the corporate network.

MobileIron’s unified endpoint management (UEM) platform can help organizations keep their remote workers secure and productive on all kinds of devices, including Mac OS laptops, iPads, Zebra devices, Windows 10 laptops, etc. With MobileIron, businesses can seamlessly onboard an unlimited number of devices and provision them with all the apps, settings, and security configurations needed to protect any endpoint. MobileIron’s zero trust approach ensures employees can work securely and effectively from anywhere.

Remote and flexible working has become the new normal. And the business benefits are huge; productivity has skyrocketed in the Everywhere Enterprise. But, having employees dotted around the world has added to the challenge of keeping corporate networks secure. We can help you secure your digital workplace as you quickly implement or expand your work from home programs and adapt to the future of work.

We created this quick start guide below on how to enable a remote worker. It outlines the steps IT needs to take from quickly on-boarding, authorizing and securing new users and devices to deploying business applications such as Zoom, and providing secure connectivity and access to on-premises and cloud services, all while maintaining overall security. Find out more about how UEM can help secure your remote workforce here.

 

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Christof Baumgärtner

Christof Baumgärtner

Chief Revenue Officer

About the author

As Chief Revenue Officer, Christof is responsible for MobileIron’s global sales and marketing organization. Christof brings more than 25 years of management experience in Sales, Product Management and Engineering roles to the organization. Christof’s career at MobileIron started in running sales and building the channel in the DACH region. Due to the on-going repeatable success he got responsibility for larger territories over his more than 8 year tenure at MobileIron and was appointed to Chief Revenue Officer in April 2020.