Mobile Technology Risks in the Manufacturing Sector

Mobile technologies have brought numerous benefits to the enterprise. They enable rapid communication, nearly instantaneous data sharing, and they enable workers the flexibility to carry out their duties from anywhere.

These technologies, implemented in the manufacturing industry, can also help companies operate more effectively and efficiently. However, as with any technology, there are risks to implementing mobile technology within the manufacturing industry. Read on to learn about the risks and how to manage them so that your business has a positive experience.

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Are You Ready to Tackle the Challenges of Wearable Technologies?

Take a moment out of your busy day and ask yourself this question: “Am I and my organization ready to handle the security challenges of the latest development in mobile device technology?” If you answered, “Of course we are – we’ve already got a plan in place,” then you’re ahead of the curve. On the other hand, if you responded, “Wait, what’s the latest mobile device technology development? And what security challenges does it bring?” you’ve got a problem.

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3 Myths Surrounding ERP Security

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are complex applications and by the nature and with that complexity comes an increased concern regarding the application’s security. Combine the ERP system’s complexity with the fact that it is responsible for housing a great deal of sensitive data related to financial resources, intellectual property and personnel data and it is easy to see why this resource becomes a target for cyber attacks.

As with any enterprise application, the ERP solution has developed certain myths surrounding its security; and unless your organization understands the truth behind these myths the system may be at greater risk. Below are some of the more common beliefs regarding ERP security along with an explanation that dispel these beliefs.

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What Are the Two Things That Protect Your Mobile Network?

What if you could prevent threats from destroying your network? You would jump at the chance to keep one of your most important assets safe, wouldn’t you? There are many IT professionals who understand the necessity of protecting their computer networks. However, it might not occur to them that they need to shield their mobile networks, too.

When it comes to mobile network protection, there are two components: technological and human. Read on to learn how these complementary factors are vital to safeguarding mobile networks.

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Tips for Securing Your ERP Solution

The implementation of an enterprise resource planning solution in your organization comes with many benefits. Most companies boast standardized processes across the business, improved visibility, lower operating costs and of course easier access to data and improved analytics. However, harnessing the power of an ERP system also means you need to take additional security precautions. Steps need to be taken to secure the data that makes your ERP solution such a valuable tool; and because it becomes such an important part of your business – attackers may try to take it down in order to disrupt your business operations.

To protect sensitive information, many businesses and industries are subject to certain legal regulations and/or compliance requirements. However, these do not help increase security; they merely serve to ensure you are taking the necessary steps to protect the data behind your ERP and other software.

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The Security Challenges (and Solutions) of Enterprise Mobility

For all of its benefits, enterprise mobility comes with some significant security risks. There are the physical risks of a device becoming lost or stolen. And there is the digital security threat of viruses and malware. Moreover, how does a company contend with the conundrum of storing corporate data safely on an employee-owned device? That in turn raises the question of which mobile devices are appropriate for use in the enterprise. Faced with all of these issues, it is not surprising that many businesses would rather ignore enterprise mobility altogether. However, that isn’t a good strategy, either. Enterprise mobility is now a fact of life, security risks and all. The good news is that these challenges are not insurmountable.

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Millennials and Mobility: Adapting to the Changing Face of the Workforce

The term “Millennials” has become popular to describe people born between the years of 1976 and 2001. Millennials are characterized by their aptitude with all things digital, their constant connection to social media and deep concern about their work/life balance. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, this group will make up almost 50% of the workforce by 2020. Why do they matter to businesses? The way Millennials work has begun to indelibly and irreversibly shape the way companies operate, especially in the realm of mobility.

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