Date Added: Oct 2010
Email was once a nice-to-have application, as was running a corporate website. Now both are critical to enterprises, with millions at stake if they experience an outage. With this in mind, it's impossible to ignore the rapid adoption of mobile devices, social networks, IM, texting and other alternate communications, and their growing benefits to enterprise; personalized contact with customers, increased productivity from workers, lower costs and ultimately a competitive edge. However, just like email and websites, these tools present an escalating level of risk to a company's sensitive data. In many cases, banning usage of these tools is the default strategy to ensure the safety of the data.