Data Storage: Storing Business Data on Personal Devices: Eight Things Enterprises Must Know

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-09-27 Print this article Print
Storing Business Data on Personal Devices: Eight Things Enterprises Must Know

Storing Business Data on Personal Devices: Eight Things Enterprises Must Know

by Chris Preimesberger
Let's face it: We store our files—business and personal—everywhere, on any device that's handy at the time. We make business calls and save corporate documents on our iPhones, right alongside our music and family videos. Our company notebooks, netbooks, iPads and portable flash drives are easy repositories for all sorts of files, many of which may be business documents intended to be there temporarily, but which often become permanent residents. As devices become more functional and affordable, their uses become more varied and difficult to secure. This slideshow offers some points to ponder and advice to consider when it comes to handling the mixture of all this information on your devices. Phil Neray, vice president of security strategies at Guardium, an IBM company, provided the information for this slide show.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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