Enterprise Mobility

BYOD and the Life Sciences Industry: What You Need to Know

Bringing your own device (BYOD) to work has become commonplace in virtually every field and industry, and life sciences is no exception. For employees, BYOD is enormously freeing – they can use the devices they want when they want them. For IT departments and companies, BYOD can be a nightmare. There are significant security concerns and compliance issues to navigate regarding mobility. Read on to learn how life science firms can balance the benefits of BYOD with the risks and challenges through best practices.   BYOD’s Benefits for Life Science Firms Imagine that clinical trial participants don’t have to travel to the research site for data collection. Instead, their smart watches transmit vital data to researchers, who can gain the information they need for their studies in real...

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Choose Your Own Device and the Life Sciences Industry

The life sciences industry constantly produces cutting-edge, innovative solutions to help patients live longer, healthier lives. But when it comes to mobile technologies (a cutting-edge field in and of itself), life sciences firms still struggle with the same issues as other companies that aren’t as innovative. Mobile devices present opportunities as well as challenges. Certain mobile technology policies will work better than others. This post discusses the benefits, risks and challenges, and best practices of choose-your-own device (CYOD).   CYOD’s Benefits CYOD aims to give IT departments more control over employee mobile devices than a bring-your-own device (BYOD) policy. Here’s how CYOD works: the company compiles a list of approved mobile devices and supplies them to employees....

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