Digital Backpack is a managed Dropbox for the enterprise. In the era of bring your own device to work, businesses have handled this problem in two ways. The first is where the employee owns the device, but the management locks it down using encryption. The second is where the company relies on an application such as Dropbox or Box.com creating security nightmare for management and the IT department.
Digital Backpack’s solution is to create a managed container with a backend administrator portal. Backpack is a super pack app which is authenticated for each user within a company. Picture a virtual backpack with the companies logo on it and the employee’s name tag. The employee or management can place apps that are needed for each employee to do their jobs in their backpack. There is also a message board where all actual content is stored, including such things as sales materials or proprietary information. The advantage of this system for the business is that they have the key to the backpack, so the information is secure. The advantage to the employees is they can use the rest of their phone as they would normally. The backend is controlled through a Dashboard. The dashboard allows management to connect to the employee and transfer content to them. Management can also see how Backpack is being used, what is working and what is not.
Backpack is currently available on Android and they are working on a version for iOs and Windows. The price is based on the number of users.
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