Mobility is changing the game in the industrial space. The adoption of mobile devices (cell phones) far exceeds tablets and desktops and is the preferred computing platform today. The younger workforce expects to leverage their mobile devices not just in their personal lives, but at work as well. Many industrial organizations are trying to adopt the bring your own device (BYOD) model. This model can increase industrial applications’ visibility and provide exciting new features. However, there are risks that come with adopting mobile devices. It’s important to understand the risks—and how to mitigate them with tried-and-true security practices.
Mobile devices and web browsers have matured enough for use in the industrial space. They have sensors and features designed to take advantage of technology such as GPS, accelerometers, camera, Bluetooth, and more. These features, if embraced, offer exciting opportunities in the industrial space.
Original content can be found at Control Engineering.
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