Handhelds in the Enterprise: Learning From Large Businesses

Information Week presents an overview of how large companies are using handheld devices in their companies. You should read this as well to get an overview of using handhelds in your smaller business.
Information Week writes Cell phones, smart phones, and PDAs find their way into the workforce when employees buy them and use them without regard to official company and security policies. And even as more employers provide handheld devices for everyday communications, they still aren’t treating them with the same level of security, policy, and cost controls as laptop and desktop machines.
Sprint Corp. last week launched its Mobile Business Assessment service to help companies bring controls to mobile devices. It includes analysis of existing mobile equipment and security procedures, software audits, and access and policy evaluations. Sprint’s consultants develop objectives based on how customers want to use wireless devices and set up strategies and plans for purchases and deployments.