A Blueprint for Secure Mobile Workspaces

Remote working, or teleworking, is now seen as an essential perk by most employees and it’s very good for companies too because it makes employees happy, more adaptable and cuts costs. IDC reports that there are 1.3 billion mobile workers today; that number is expected to grow to 1.6 billion by 2015.

By enabling employees and contractors to work from any location – at home, at customers’ sites, in remote offices, organisations can expect increased productivity. Moreover, the US, Canada and other governments now promote the telework concept as a means of reducing costs, being “green” and keeping government runing when access to the office is not an option.

As organisations rush to implement telework policies, they face three obstacles before sending employees and contractors out the door with critical data and network access: cost, security, and portability.

This whitepaper examines how enterprises can deploy the Secure Mobile Workspace, or “PC on a Stick” portable desktops. With the advent of Windows To Go as a feature of Windows 8, this emerging “bootable USB workspace” category holds the promise of allowing an IT organisation to embrace worker mobility, workplace agility and “bring your own device” (BYOD) – while safeguarding data and network access with more granularity and security than with a corporate provided computer.

You can download the Imation whitepaper here: http://www.imation.com/Global/en-US/Mobile%20Security/Products/Secure%20Mobile%20Workspace/Secure%20Workspace%20Blueprint%20Whitepaper%20FINAL%2010%2015%202012.pdf