by Perry Malhotra, a mobile product lmanager & sometime blogger for Trackshore
To put it simply – Texting Rocks! It is easy to do. It is a cheaper way to convey the messages. Finally, it is faster and suits many situations where voice calls are not possible. But it isn’t so cool a thing if you think how much time and energy it uses up uselessly plus how people make ill use of this otherwise technologically remarkable way of communication. If your kids, family and employees are always busy texting, as a responsible parent, elder sibling or employer you need to monitor those tiny bits of messages hitting the phone in every few seconds. Why monitoring? It’s needed because texting can sometimes have damaging results, check out what they can be below.
If your child is talking to a stranger (who can be a criminal or a paedophile), there is a potential risk for your innocent child.
Neither you nor your child can ever gauge the real level of danger such an activity can really involve unless you stand face to face with the reality.
Similarly, it can prove a bad experience for your business, if somebody from your staff gets hold of confidential information about your company.
Then leaks it to your arch rival using the world’s most silent communication method – SMS/text messaging.
Another thing is that many companies scam through SMS adverts. By promising something like winning of a $10m lottery, they can get your child to send them confidential information.
By tracking your child’s SMS you’ll get to know about hundreds of things that he or she won’t ever tell you otherwise.
As an employer, monitoring SMS messages is a great way of discovering who is the mastermind behind the theft of your IPR.
For example, the advertising idea that you were planning for your latest product then appears advertising your competitor’s product.
So is it justified to monitor them? Short answer – Yes.
All that you are really doing is keeping track of the way employees are using your resources and in most countries you have a right to do this.
Most employers simply issue a legal policy and inform their staff in advance of doing this. Then you are hardly interfering in your staff’s private lives.
It is also parents’ duty to keep kids safe; on track; and help them grow up securely.
If you’re an employer and have a burning desire to know what’s cooking in your employees’ digital devices, you’ll surely not go to ask them to show you their devices?
You’ll only project yourself as an unintelligent manager. Use special monitoring technology for the purpose instead.
You can install mobile phone monitoring software from the likes of Trackshore on your children’s or employees’ devices.
That way you get complete access to each and every SMS sent and received on the phone.
You’ll get the information even when the user has deleted the SMS from the phone.
In some countries,nobody will ever need to know that you’re tracking the messages on their phone.
You can look at details about the time and date of messages sent and received and the contact details of the sender and receiver.
With Tracksure all the information will be saved to your special online account from where you can access it wherever and whenever you want – using whatever device suits you.
Perry Malhotra has worked as mobile technical product line manager for several years. With his in-depth knowledge of mobile phone technologies he can easily judge which of the latest mobile apps will do incredibly well and which won’t. Perry loves to write about his experience with the mobile apps and other software.