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Unsurprisingly, it is the rise of smartphones and tablets that has caused this, as companies look for ways of allowing employees the flexibility mobile devices bring without compromising on security.
Mobile device management aims to ensure that corporate security policies also apply to a mobile fleet, such as password strength and the ability to wipe information if needed.
"The era of fully supporting company-owned devices is giving way to an era of managed diversity in which tiered support for employee-owned, consumer-class devices is the norm," said Terrence Cosgrove, research director at Gartner.
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Keywords: Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt, Business Strategy Alignment, Global Supply Chain Management, Smartphones and Tablets at Work, Personal Communication Devices in the Enterprise
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