BYOD and Access Data Security

The workplace is changing. Until recently, employees depended upon their employers to supply them with the computers that they use at work.
Today, however, the “bring your own device” (BYOD) movement is gaining strength. Employees are bringing their own laptop, smartphone, or tablet to the workplace, and using these devices to process company data.byod

More and more, the BYOD movement is causing a wide variety of hardware to be used on the company’s network. IT departments worldwide are coping with supporting iPads, Android tablets, smartphones, and all types of laptops with operating systems ranging from OS X to Windows RT to Windows 8.

Employees want to be able to bring their own devices to work. So says CSC’s fourth annual CIO Barometer study, as published in the October 5,
2012 issue of Processor Magazine. Forty-five percent of IT managers said that they personally bring into the workplace phones and tablets that are more useful to them than the gear provided by their employer.
Eighty-eight percent of IT managers said that their IT workers tell them that having their smartphones and tablets at work increases these employees’ morale. Attitudes like this ensure that the BYOD movement will continue to grow.

In addition to dealing with a wide range of hardware platforms and operating systems, companies will be supporting a wide variety of third-party database application software. Instead of ensuring that every computer on the server has the same release of Microsoft Access, IT managers and support staff will be dealing with whatever software employees bring with them on the devices that they carry into the workplace. Your Microsoft Access mdb files are being opened, viewed, and changed by a wider range of software products than ever. And with that many software programs touching important Access databases, the possibility of data corruption is on the rise.

BYOD is making it more and more difficult for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies to control their database privacy, security, and usage. Backups have never been more important. And having mdb repair software is critical to maintaining the integrity of mission-critical data.

DataNumen Access Repair is a program that identifies, repairs, and restores damaged Access files. The software is available as a standalone application that will repair Access mdb files. It is also available as part of DataNumen Office Repair, a program that lets you find and fix broken Access, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Outlook Express files.
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Alan Chen is President and Chairman of DataNumen, Inc., whose data recovery technologies include Access repair and SQL recovery software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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