More than a quarter of mid market firms lack a mobile strategy, research finds
Research published today by Intrinsic in conjunction with Vanson Bourne has revealed that more than a quarter (28%) of mid market companies in the UK don’t have a mobile strategy in place. The news may be something of a shock, given the prevalence of the mobility trend and especially given the reasons for why companies need to invest.
BlackBerry comes up trumps in OS security – yet enterprises are still leaving
More than half of financial services firms which use BlackBerry are either in the process of migrating from it or are planning to move over in the future, a new industry report reveals. The report, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by mobility provider MobileIron, took its responses from over 400 mobile strategists, with 23% of respondents admitting they were currently migrating off BlackBerry, compared to 20% who were staying put.
BYOD policies help save companies £30k per year, survey reveals
Research from mobile IT solutions provider LANDESK has shown companies can save over £150,000 through five years if they adopt a BYOD policy. The survey of over 1000 UK office workers found differing approaches to BYOD policies.
Enterprise workers claim security is 'not their responsibility'
A quarter of US enterprise workers claim there should be no punishment for loss of company data as “data security is not their responsibility,” according to new research published by Absolute Software.
Fiberlink data shows how Samsung dominates Android in enterprise
According to Fiberlink research of 250,000 Android devices in workplaces globally, more than half are Samsung phones and tablets. The data shows that 84% of Android devices in the enterprise are smartphones, compared to 16% of tablets. Samsung’s popularity as a manufacturer comprised 56% of all devices, ahead of Motorola (22%), HTC (8%), LG and Asus (2%).
BYOD would be a “nightmare” if not managed properly, says research
According to the latest research from digital print and documents supplier Altodigital, more than half of UK organisations operate BYOD, yet nearly two thirds (63%) don’t have a specific IT strategy in place for it. The research polled over 1000 decision makers across UK businesses, and concluded that in the main, less than half the workforce would be on a BYOD strategy. Around a third (31%) of those surveyed confirmed that less than a tenth of its employees brought in their own personal devices, while 14% admitted that more than three quarters of their staff were on BYOD.
Report reveals the 7 biggest trends in enterprise mobility for 2014
A report published by the Enterprise Mobility Exchange has shed light on the biggest lessons learned from successful enterprise mobility implementations, and come up with seven trends for 2014 and beyond. The 29-page report looks at the entire enterprise mobility landscape in 2013, and makes several interesting conclusions; BYOD will remain at the top of the boardroom agenda, cloud will become increasingly important, whilst data will increasingly become the hallmark of a successful implementation.
Microsoft survey reveals how willing employees are to embrace mobility
A recent survey by Microsoft has revealed that more than a quarter of workers work in bed, whilst nearly half have worked whilst on holiday. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, sheds light on employee habits in the ‘always-connected’ generation and finds that staff are willing to work almost anywhere.
Latest Forrester research shows disconnect between CIO and IT
The latest research, this time from Forrester in partnership with the TBM Council, has revealed that CIOs are not aligned with their colleagues in terms of communicating the value of IT operations. The report, entitled “The Business Technology Value Scorecard”, examined why the message was getting lost between business and IT:
Survey shows continued Wi-Fi frustration for mobile workforce
It’s that time of year again: iPass has released its quarterly Mobile Workforce Report, which concludes that, for business travellers, their expectation of a hotel Wi-Fi service and what they actually get leads to “an enormous disconnect.” With the continued rollout of 4G occupying most enterprise’s thoughts, it’s easy to forget how important Wi-Fi can be for the mobile worker, especially with spurious business travel arrangements.