Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners.
1. Nearly every person in your small business is likely to have either their own smartphone, tablet computer or laptop. There is no reason why you can’t take advantage of this to make them more connected to the infrastructure of your business and able to deal with customer enquiries etc. even when not in the workplace.
2. You will need to get even tighter with your security if you plan on letting employees bring their own devices to the workplace. Make sure you have a definition of what “sensitive data” means for your business in order to avoid confusion or data leaks – write a confidentiality clause into their contract if you have to.
3. Keep company email on the company server so that it can only be accessed but not downloaded onto the device, so that if they lose it (and someone WILL lose their device) you won’t be leaking sensitive company data to whoever finds it.
4. Be clear on what IT support you can provide. If you have an IT person who already has a full-time job maintaining your current computer network then tell staff not to bother them with device support requests.
5. Perhaps most importantly, school employees on password strength and set a minimum standard for passwords. If necessary use random number generating software and distribute passwords to employees every month.