Why Is Mobile Security Important?Source: Dell Inc.
By Rick Hayes, Sr. Principal Consultant and Karthik Rangarajan, Principal Consultant, Dell SecureWorks
Mobility has spawned an unprecedented growth in application development. There are more than 1 million applications available across platforms such as Apple’s IOS, Google’s Android, and Microsoft’s Windows. Retailers have seen the potential benefits of using these mobile platforms and applications for all aspects of their business. Mobility can drive higher customer satisfaction and sales, stronger dialogue with customers, reduced costs, increased operational efficiencies, stronger partner collaborations, and greater employee productivity.
What Does a Mobile Application Entail?
We’ve all been in places where we haven’t had Internet connectivity, which qualifies a mobile device as nothing but a very expensive paper weight. Does a mobile application reside on a back-end system, the Internet, or on your mobile device? And, what would happen if your mobile device is not connected to the Internet?