The more convenient mobile devices get, the more often they are being misplaced.
According to the Wall Street Journal, hundreds of iPads are being left on planes, with half or more of them unclaimed by their owners.
And that’s a bigger problem that just the $500 purchase price. The personal and business information on an iPad dwarfs the value of the hardware.
Surprisingly, a significant number of iPad owners don’t contact the airlines after losing their devices, nor bother to ask Apple to wipe their iPads when they can’t find them.
What’s an IT manager to do?
One solution is to never leave important content in the clear, on iPads or any other device. New technologies like Rimage’s Signal online publishing platform give businesses the ability to keep content encrypted all the time – as it is sent, when stored locally on a device, even while being viewed.
It’s unfortunate when employees lose iPads, but with thoughtful planning, it doesn’t have to be a crisis for your business.