When giving employees organization-owned devices, make sure there is a set policy on what is allowed on the device and what is not. This is vital to do because it can lead to major security issues that can impact the entire network. If an employee needs potentially hazardous apps, like social media apps, to be downloaded onto their organization-owned device, give them an awareness lesson so that they can avoid scams and other threats. Work with IT security to implement a procedure into the policy so that in case employees do encounter a security risk, they know what to do and how to stay safe.
The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) is the largest organization providing education, certification and thought leadership to the management of IT as a business. IT Asset Management is the management of hardware, software, mobile and other technology to maximize the value to the organization.