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This article is part of the MicroScope issue of November 2019
From catching a train to attending a concert, we’ve come to expect connected services wherever we go. This culture of connectivity has not only had a big impact on our day-to-day lives, but it’s also driving significant changes in how we work. Today’s employees demand a greater level of mobility and flexibility than the generations before them, and devices such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets make it far easier for them to work whenever and wherever they want. While this increased flexibility has brought many benefits, the proliferation of consumer devices in the workplace has caused more than a few headaches for IT departments grappling with the need to protect both applications and data, while also embracing increased flexibility and collaboration. One particular concern is the emergence of shadow IT, which refers to an unmanaged set of applications, access methods, devices and working practices that have evolved through users discovering workarounds for excessively restrictive corporate IT policies. Securing mobile ...
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