Where apps meet work, secret data Is at risk

Source: Quentin Hardy - The N.Y. Times (Paid Registration)

As is the case with many busy people, Delyn Simons’s life has become an open phone app of commingled corporate and personal information.

“I’ve got Dropbox, Box, YouSendIt, Teambox, Google Drive,” says Ms. Simons, a 42-year-old executive, naming just five of the many services on her iPhone to store memos, spreadsheets, customer information and soccer schedules.

She and her colleagues at Mashery, a 170-employee company that helps other companies build even more apps, also share corporate data on GroupMe, Evernote, Skype and Google Hangouts. “From the standpoint of corporate I.T.,” she says, “my team is a problem.”

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