Bring your own device (BYOD) has skyrocketed in companies large and small, placing increasing pressure on internal IT staff to provide mobile access to business tools employees use every day. However security continues to be a concern that IT departments must consider when deploying applications and access to employee mobile devices.
Salesfoce.com, arguably one of the largest and most developed of the CRM clouds isn’t taking that concern lightly with the release of its mobile SDK. According to Java World that’s why the new SDK includes compatibility with Good’s containerization technology. According to Salesforce the inclusion of this security technology will make their applications safer and more easily managed.
According to Good’s CEO Christy Wyatt, “With cyber security and privacy being top of mind for every CIO, customers today are looking for a secure mobility platform that protects their business data without impacting the end-user experience,” and the addition of the technology in the 2.0 release “Now, developers charged with building custom apps for Salesforce can leverage the same secure framework trusted by the world’s leading banks, federal agencies and regulated industries.”
Still companies may seek to employ experts in both Salesforce app development and in exploitation of all of Good’s security technology when it comes time to build or deploy newly built mobile applications. Many outsourced development firms have years of deep experience in both the Salesforce platform and mobile security. Offshore development firms can often offset internal experience shortfalls and provide an affordable path to the deployment of critical mobile applications for your business.
One thing is for sure, taking Salesforce on the road is now more secure and signals once again that mobility and the cloud are here to stay.
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