Did you know that enterprises are set to make up 18% of tablet purchases in 2017, according to the Global Business and Consumer Tablet Forecast?
For some, it may not be a surprise to hear that tablet use in enterprise markets is on the rise. After all, the settings in which tablets are used are often just as varied and unique as the tablet designs themselves.
Restaurants install them table-side for efficient ordering. Retailers use them so that customers can browse inventory, access product information, and place orders. Banks install them in kiosks to reduce waiting lines for simple transactions.
In all cases, the main objective is to enhance the customer experience. In today’s connected world, consumers like using familiar technology to access the information they need, when they want it.
However, investment in this technology brings with it an increased risk. When a tablet is stolen, businesses don’t just lose out on the cost of the device. Thieves can gain access to important information assets that are stored on the device.
With these extra risks to consider, spending upfront to manage security offers better cost management over time.
Have you considered partnering with security ISV companies that can provide additional layers of security to your customers’ mobile solution purchases? Not every company needs the same degree of security in place, but any business managing transactions or storing information will need an extra security step.
Of course, digital theft isn’t the only concern with mobile POS or mobile solutions. Hardware can be stolen as well, either by employees or customers in the store. But with the right hardware protection in place, businesses can prevent thieves by making it harder for them to swipe tablets.
One of the best ways to secure a tablet or electronic device is to revert to an old-fashioned mechanism—lock it up. Ensure you offer such locking mechanisms to sell alongside your tablets, or ensure you can direct your customer to a partner that offers them.
Portable locks are also available for mobile security. Manufacturers make locks that are compliant across all major brands—Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and more. Locks come in many different types, including combination and key, to meet your customers’ application needs.
According to a Kensington IT Security & Laptop Theft Survey, 23% of asset theft occurs at the office. So save your customers hassle and money by incorporating locks into your sales offerings. And if you don’t have a partnership that provides these products, it’s never too late to create one.
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