Do you use your own Android phone at work? These 10 apps go the distance between home and office.
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Remote wipe is like the stuff of spy movies -- "this message will self-destruct in 10 seconds," etc. -- but more practical. Enabling remote-wipe functionality allows you (or your IT team) to erase the data from a lost or stolen device. You should also wipe devices that are sold, given to someone else or recycled. Similar features include the ability to remotely locate or lock a device, or to make the phone "scream" in the hands of a thief.
If your company has a strong BYOD policy, it's likely that remote wipe is a basic requirement for using your device on the company network. If not, you can put it in place yourself. Google enables remote-wipe directly, but with a catch: You need to be using Google Sync or the Google Apps Device Policy app (pictured). Otherwise, the paid versions of most popular security apps (such as those mentioned in the previous slide) should include remote wipe, locate, lock, or scream features.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?