What Employees Are Hiding About Their Mobile Habits

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 10-17-2012
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Mobile devices have become integral at today’s best and brightest companies. Without help from smartphones, tablets, and even lightweight notebooks, like Ultrabooks, there’s no telling what the enterprise would look like today. Mobile devices make employees more productive, they can work wherever they are, and all the while, their employers benefit. But mobile devices aren't a business panacea. While employees might perform better, they feel they own their mobile devices (and sometimes they do.) And with that mindset, they engage in activities with their smartphones and tablets that their employers might not find suitable. What’s worse, it’s hard for employers to even find out what their employees are doing on their devices sometimes. Luckily, we have you covered. We’ve been able to pull back the shroud of secrecy and find out what employees are actually doing with their mobile devices. And with the following information, you’ll be far more prepared to handle the issues that arise.

They Don’t Care If You’re Watching
You can tell your employees all day long that you’re watching their actions on mobile devices, but in the vast majority of cases, they just don’t care. To them, smartphones and tablets are their own devices, and if you don’t like it, tough.

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Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 

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