Premium Content

Access "Security, data usage policies must-haves for mobile app management "

Published: 15 Feb 2013

MiTek Industries Inc. caught the enterprise mobility bug almost by accident. The Chesterfield, Mo., company's interest in mobile business apps unexpectedly grew out of a need to provide a secure file transfer system for sharing proprietary information about its construction design software and structural connectors with customers, said Justin Daniels, an IT manager at MiTek. After the IT department settled on file-sharing software from Accellion Inc. that includes a central data repository, MiTek's CEO soon recognized the repository's value for his sales department: He wanted to make sure sales reps could access it to view the latest versions of product slides on their iPads and smartphones while on the road. Meanwhile, there already were a lot of mobile devices in use at the company -- more than 20 different ones among the global sales force, according to Daniels. Like other organizations, MiTek had become a bring-your-own-device zone for employees looking to use their smartphones and tablet PCs in the workplace. "We've seen a lot of BYOD," he said. "... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Determine if NoSQL databases are right for your organization
    NoSQL_software_adds_database_choices.PNG
    E-Handbook

    NoSQL databases offer more flexible alternatives to mainstream relational software, particularly for big data applications. But NoSQL offerings ...

  • Build today for tomorrow's big data architectures
    big_data_future.png
    E-Handbook

    Developing a big data architecture today involves pulling together a lot of different technology pieces. The prevalence of unstructured data has ...

  • Big data and data warehousing: Where's the relationship headed?
    data_warehousing_impact.png
    E-Handbook

    Spearheaded by big Internet companies such as Google and Amazon.com, big data technology has started to catch fire with large rank-and-file ...