4 Things Every Advisor Must Know About Mobile Technology
As you navigate your way around the future of mobile technology, there are signposts that you must be aware of so as not to make a wrong turn and end up in a perilous situation. Here are four things advisors should watch out for to make the most out of mobile technology.
Information Courtesy of Dave Curry, senior systems architect, Trust Company of America
As more and more users move to the mobile platform when browsing for information, there will be an ever greater demand to make those experiences as comfortable as possible. That means creating a mobile-optimized website for users. Don't forget to cater to tablets too.
While an increasing number of companies are allowing their employees to use their personal mobile devices for business, there is always the lingering fear that corporate security will be compromised. Although this fear is sound, the benefits of a BYOD policy outweigh banning personal devices in the workplace. These include employee productivity advantage and mitigation of surging cellular data plan costs.
Unlike BYOD, having a policy that educates employees and prohibits the use of personal cloud storage services to store confidential information is crucial, at least for the time being. Because the technology is still too new, consumer cloud services do not provide adequate security or control as of yet. In the best scenario, firms will provide employees an alternative to consumer cloud storage.
Although there are no clear-cut signs of what lies in store for the future of mobile technology, it is imperative to always be on the lookout for new trends and dangers. Mobile technology is in its adoption and maturation phase. While this means relatively smooth sailing at present, things won’t always remain the same.