Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mobile IT is in for one heck of a ride

According to stats presented at the show, global tech device sales are forecasted to reach $1.105 trillion in 2013, with smartphone sales expected to total $334 billion, and tablet sales to total $87 billion.

These kinds of numbers should keep chief information officers and IT security managers up at night, worrying about how to control and secure those devices as the enter the workplace.

A CES panel on BYOD advised companies to develop BYOD policies and deploy technologies that can identify users, monitor devices and secure apps, such as mobile device management products.

According to a survey released by Samsung and IDC at the show, 85 percent of enterprises permit BYOD, but only 25 percent to 30 percent have developed policies and deployed technologies to manage those devices and secure data.

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