The availability of wireless devices, secured wireless networks, mobile applications, virtual desktops and, of course, smartphones, has provided small to medium-sized businesses with new mobile workforce opportunities.
However, a mobile workforce requires tighter controls around acceptable use, security and support, and a strong mobile workforce management strategy.
How prepared is your organization for the wealth of mobile technologies your staff is beginning to take advantage of? To help address mobile workforce management overload, we've pulled together some sample mobile policies and templates to consider.
Mobile workforce management tips
OFFERING: A step-by-step tip detailing the four key areas of a mobile device management policy and how to create one for a midsized organization.
OFFERING: Tips for creating a mobile device security policy, including necessary aspects to address and typical security threats.
Sample mobile device management policies and templates
SOURCE: Purdue University
OFFERING: A sample mobile device policy detailing acceptable use policies and security precautions for IT and users to follow.
SOURCE:The SANS Institute
OFFERING: A free remote access policy template for establishing control of mobile computing and storage devices.
SOURCE: Carnegie Mellon University
OFFERING: An example of a mobile devices support statement highlighting supported and unsupported devices and recommended support options.
SOURCE: Oregon Department of Administrative Services
OFFERING: A sample of an internal mobile device policy, including specific guidelines highlighting security and compliance issues.
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This was first published in July 2010