Our BlackBerry servers require a password to be set on the device, all traffic between the devices and the servers is encrypted, and in addition, we have set the devices to be encrypted when locked.
Encrypting the content on the devices when locked has caused a massive degradation in battery life - it's gone from anything up to 4-5 days down to under 24 hours for some.
We also have an issue where individuals who were using Bluetooth to sync their addressbook with the car have lost the functionality making their hands-free systems difficult/impossible to use.
Are the benefits of the device encryption worth the loss in service?
The data on the devices is limited to emails, calendars and contacts. When notified of a loss we can wipe the device remotely and disable its access. All devices are password protected anyway. Even in the event of loss seems to me the risk of data loss is limited.
Does anyone else have experience of taking this decision in your businesses and what approach did you take?