Executive Briefings

Stop Fighting the Mobile Enterprise Trend, but Control It

The practice of "consumerization"--or bringing new technologies, such as iPhones, from the consumer market into the enterprise market, is expected to continue. Expenditure is set to rise from $6bn to an estimated $17bn by 2012 as increasing numbers of enterprises look to expand their mobile workforces.
A new Datamonitor report that examines this trend notes that enterprises concerned about security are fighting a losing battle against employees when it comes to mobile devices and they should consider supporting a limited selection of devices rather than banning them outright. Analysts contend that allowing a range of the most popular devices will improve employee satisfaction and encourage more of them to embrace mobile devices and improve their productivity when away from the office.
Source: CBR Online, http://cbronline.com

The practice of "consumerization"--or bringing new technologies, such as iPhones, from the consumer market into the enterprise market, is expected to continue. Expenditure is set to rise from $6bn to an estimated $17bn by 2012 as increasing numbers of enterprises look to expand their mobile workforces.
A new Datamonitor report that examines this trend notes that enterprises concerned about security are fighting a losing battle against employees when it comes to mobile devices and they should consider supporting a limited selection of devices rather than banning them outright. Analysts contend that allowing a range of the most popular devices will improve employee satisfaction and encourage more of them to embrace mobile devices and improve their productivity when away from the office.
Source: CBR Online, http://cbronline.com