"Unfettered" shouldn't mean unconcerned about mobile hacks.
By David Jevans, CEO, Iron Key
It's a mobile, mobile mobile, mobile world: More and more of us are using laptop computers, Apple (AAPL) iPhone's, Research in Motion (RIMM) BlackBerrys, USB flash drives and other portable computing and storage devices in our day-to-day lives.
Many freelancers and consultants bring their laptops to Starbucks coffee shops, and treat it as their virtual office.
And it's not just consumers and consultants who are adopting a mobile computing lifestyle. Companies and government agencies are trying to become more agile and efficient, and increasingly are relying on productivity gains that come from a more mobile workforce.
According to industry analyst firm IDC, there will be over 1 billion mobile workers by 2011. That means there will be at least 1 billion portable computing and storage devices that will contain work and personal data. The overall productivity gains sound impressive, but have you ever thought about what could happen if one of those portable computing or storage devices were to be lost or stolen? More
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