What is going on in the world of remote work?
The Dutch Parliament has approved a draft law legalizing remote work. Flexibility in working conditions is expected to come with the entry into force of the text, which is awaiting a final approval by the Senate.
With this decision, remote work has become the agenda again for both companies and employees. While most employees are used to the conditions of remote work that have entered our lives with COVID-19, they do not want to return to the offices in many ways. Remote work affects not only the working environment, but also working hours. Flexible working hours, having a better work-life balance and being more affordable at the same time, remote work is becoming more preferable.
It seems that with the entry into force of the decision, a new movement will begin in the European Union. Companies will not remain indifferent to the preferences of their employees to remote work, and adaptation efforts in this direction will gain momentum. The adaptation process, on the other hand, requires solving a number of problems. The issue of how to ensure data transfer and data security in the transition to remote work is a matter of interest. When it comes to company devices, employees' own devices, communication and data traffic between these devices, it becomes important that the data does not fall into the hands of Internet hackers.
In addition, with the increase in remote work, companies have begun to use various programs to monitor their employees. The degree to which these programs are safe and sustainable is controversial, though, since the user can only rely on the self-proclaimed safety guidelines of these programs. They don’t grant access to administrators to see their backend and check for themselves. ., Communicating through these programs, sending and receiving messages, and give device access can cause security vulnerabilities.
That is why for remote work a mobile device management (MDM) to ensure the security of both company data and employees' personal data is becoming more of a need than an option. MDM allows you to securely manage company devices. Because with MDM, only device-related data is accessed. There is no access to personal information and data.
MDM also allows you to save time by reducing your workload. You can handle the applications that you would normally download separately for each device, the commands that you will process with a single button. With the created white and block lists, permissions and accesses can be handled in a predetermined way.