There’s a reason that we call our asset lockers ‘ smart lockers ’. When people think ‘asset locker’ they often just envision storage space. But they can be much more.
Every organization worries about insider threats and insider attacks, and with good reason. Enterprise security surveys over the last decade have consistently shown between 50% and 60% of reported thefts and other losses annually have originating internally.
Allowing staff to bring and use their own devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones has been adopted by some businesses and is often referred to as a BYOD, “bring your own device”, policy. It’s a trend in today’s business climate as apps, social media, and remote workforces expand. Should you consider adopting a BYOD policy? Here are a few pros, cons, and a device management solution that we think allows for the best of both worlds: BYOD Lockers.
By its very nature, the service industry is in a constant search for ways to improve and optimize the customer experience. Quicker sign in, improved staff workflow, and offering a personalized experience for each customer are all ways hotels aim to set themselves apart in an increasingly competitive industry. As a result, they’re turning to new methods and technologies to give themselves a competitive edge; the most recent trend we’re seeing in hotels and hospitality is the usage of handheld tablets, phones and iPods to staff members, concierges, and directly into rooms for customer use. The initiative has been put in place to enable staff to better serve customers and to help remain engaged in their day-to-day work. So you can expect a bit more than a mint on your pillow next time when you check into your hotel room for your next trip.
As we all know, theft and asset loss are an unfortunate part of running a business. According to recent studies, 25% of employees have lost important assets relating to their job, and shoplifting combined with Employee Fraud and Theft cost retailers nearly $50 billion last year. While there are many tools to mitigate this loss, human error will always be present among even the most careful employees.
The utilities industry has the rare challenge of being accountable both for its own security and for the public’s. The penalties for even a small lapse in compliance are severe, let alone an actual breach. And as recent announcements by NERC make clear we can only expect Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards to get more rigorous over time.
2018 looks poised to be a breakout year for artificial intelligence (AI) in the security field. And it’s likely just the tip of the iceberg. Gartner Research anticipates the widespread adoption of AI technologies in core business areas across all sectors over the next 2-5 years.
Many people see asset management systems only as ways to protect their company’s electronics and hardware from theft. But current security technology collecting real-time, location-based data is also effective at protecting your company against a range of insider threats.