Many companies automatically setup a new employee’s personal smartphone with corporate email, but when the person leaves it seems that there is frequently not as much due diligence to make sure that any corporate email or data is wiped from the device. The same goes for file share and sync programs such as DropBox; confidential data can easily ‘leak’ from a company if procedures are not put in place early to make sure all corporate data is wiped from personal systems immediately upon an employee leaving the company.
Technology such as Mobile Device Management software can bring you that level of control: it not only remotely wipes data, but is an essential tool for tracking and managing company issued mobile and portable systems. But this software only works if you remember to use it! This is why there should be clearly documented standard operating procedures for all exiting employees. A company like Mannassi IT Solutions can work with your HR department to design and implement onboarding and offboarding procedures for staff, making it easier for you to keep track of who has the keys to what!