Mobile device security a growing concern
A new survey from McAfee and Trust Digital shows that the migration to mobile applications is underway – 76% of companies are planning, in the next six to 12 months, to mobilize internal applications other than email for employee use.
Device security and management continue to be major concerns as organizations look to roll out mobility initiatives. The survey also showed that a large percent of these organizations currently use or support BlackBerry devices and 45 percent are planning to support the iPhone and Android smartphones as enterprise devices due to employee demand. Users are no longer satisfied with carrying two devices (personal and work) or having one device that will only make calls, enable texting and support e-mail functionality.
The coming wave of enterprise mobility is all about the ‘app phone’ – devices like the iPhone or Android that provide laptop-like support for apps, not just email. As the proliferation of these consumer technologies into the enterprise continues, the ability to manage and support the rollout of mobile applications that enable greater productivity will continue to be a huge priority for CIOs.
Todd Gebhart, executive VP of Consumer, Mobile and Small Business, McAfee