Enterprise mobility has become a global phenomenon according to "Enterprise Mobility Ranks Highly for IT Investment in New Zealand, 21% of Business Rate Mobility as Priority in 2012, Finds Frost and Sullivan." This article reports on these findings and more from this recent report.
Frost & Sullivan surveyed 96 C level executives and IT decision makers about enterprise mobility. BYOD, while popular, is not the most common policy. Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) is the current preference. 53% of businesses allow BYOD for all employees and offer full support for devices, with another 19% allowing BYOD for specific departments.
The article quotes Andre Clarke, Country Manager, New Zealand, Frost & Sullivan:
'Security risks and increased cost management complexities as a result of non-corporate plans are the top concerns in supporting BYOD. 47% of organisations rate security and data back up as main concerns when implementing a BYOD plan. Finding appropriately skilled IT professionals to manage the increased complexity that comes with supporting multiple platforms and devices is another challenge.'
The impact of enterprise mobility on a global scale is of note for enterprise software solutions. Specifically, data integration solutions will be targeted heavily as the go-to technology for enabling enterprise mobility.
Megan Feil, August 24, 2012