4 in 10 Canadians work remotely at least once per week: Survey

Employers concerned about security of corporate data

Four in 10 (44 per cent) of employees in Canada work remotely one to two times per week, found a recent survey by technology solutions provider CDW Canada.

Three-quarters (77 per cent) of the 245 survey respondents access corporate email and documents from personal devices.

When asked which technology area is a priority for their business in 2013, 47 per cent of organizations indicated mobility management solutions.

The top mobility concerns of organizations include securing corporate data (42 per cent), managing devices and applications (24 per cent), maintaining network performance (12 per cent) and an increased need for IT resources, support and training (seven per cent), found the poll.

"Today everyone owns a smart device," said Daniel Reio, director of marketing for CDW Canada. "Employees are connecting to corporate networks and businesses are responsible for making sure those networks are secure. Having a system in place to protect your business against lost, stolen or compromised devices has become a necessity."

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