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The oil and gas industry is becoming more competitive and fast-changing than ever before with various regulations in place – resulting in challenges for oil and gas companies who are trying to manage offshore and onshore operations. Naturally, it’s vital for you to have access to important information whenever and wherever you need it most. This is key to managing your resources effectively, and in turn, improving operational capabilities and keeping costs as low as possible. But how do you embrace mobility without sacrificing security? First and foremost, let’s take a look at the risks of NOT embracing mobility:
Although paper, traditional phones, and desktop computers can be helpful within the office, they’re not as helpful in the field, especially if workers are left juggling heavy equipment to keep in communication with those in the office. This often leads to field workers not accessing the most up-to-date and accurate information in real-time, and in many cases, daily or hourly reports aren’t filed or called in on time.
Oil and gas companies tend to have their primary production facilities in the field, which makes mobility solutions the perfect fit. Aside from the standard tools, including file sharing, email, and other collaboration applications, oil and gas companies can access industry-specific solutions while on-the-go. This allows you to:
Essentially, employees are able to handle a range of workflows from mobile devices, including the following:
In an environment of increasing maintenance costs, complex regulatory mandates, and volatile energy prices, it’s key to embrace mobility to streamline virtually all aspects of the value chain. But cybercrime is continuing to evolve, which means you need to keep your mobile devices secure against threats of all types, including ransomware, viruses, and other malicious activity. A mobile device management solution is the best way to keep your mobile devices secure against threats.
Before you implement a mobile device management solution, a mobile device policy should be in place. Keep in mind, one lost or unsecure mobile device can leave ALL of your sensitive information at risk. A mobile device policy should:
Once you have a mobile device policy in place, a mobile device management solution will enforce the policy, as well as ensure the following:
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