Thursday, July 5, 2012

Businesses slow to adopt mobile device management software: Telsyte - Windows Phone 7, mobile device management (MDM), iPhone, Google Android, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Apple - CIO

Most Australian enterprises do not manage apps and data on their smartphones and tablets using mobile device management software, according to the Telsyte Australian Workforce Mobility Study 2012.

The analyst firm estimated that only 10 per cent of enterprises use dedicated mobile device management (MDM) software. Telsyte this year surveyed 250 Australian enterprise CIOs and IT managers.

While BlackBerry and Nokia Symbian devices have been managed in the past, the same is not true for the iPhone and devices running Android and Windows Phone 7, Telsyte analyst Rodney Gedda said.

"Implementing MDM to manage the device will allow businesses to maintain control of their data whether the smartphone is owned by the company or the individual," Gedda said in a statement. "This is particularly relevant as more people bring their own device to the workplace."

On bring your own device (BYOD), Gedda said 52 per cent of businesses surveyed "are still purchasing mobile handsets and services for people to use for work, with the remainder allowing BYOD. This has allowed more consumer-oriented devices like the iPhone and Android-based devices to garner a greater share of the business smartphone market."


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