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.

According to survey respondents the desire to become more agile (47%) is the biggest driver for a mobility strategy, ahead of workforce demands (46%) and the ability for...

By James Bourne, 16 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Research.

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.

18% said they were planning to migrate to a multi-OS mobile...

By James Bourne, 27 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

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. More than four in five (81%) organisations permit employees to bring their own technology to work, this number diminishes significantly for laptops (16%) and smartphones (14%). 15% of companies offer CYOD (choose your own device), while 8% offer COPE (corporate owned, personally...

By James Bourne, 10 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Research.

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.

The US 2013 Mobile Enterprise Risk Survey, which polled workers in companies with more than 1000 employees, paints a worrying picture regarding how data is stored in enterprises, and further fuels the debate of who is responsible for enterprise mobile data.

Only three in five (61%) respondents say...

By James Bourne, 06 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

The 2014 business technology security threat assessment

If you thought that cyber security threats were troubling in 2013, then you should brace yourself for the onslaught that's very likely in 2014. A new generation of security threats stemming from progressive business technology trends -- such as BYOD, mobility and cloud services adoption -- will expose organizations to a multitude of new risks.According to the findings of a global security survey sponsored by Dell, the majority of IT leaders around the world say they don’t view...

By David H Deans, 05 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Research, Security.

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%).

Other devices which registered in smaller numbers included Amazon, CASIO, Huawei, Pegatron and Sony.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy S...

By James Bourne, 19 February 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

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...

By James Bourne, 24 January 2014, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

A market analysis of mobile device management

One of the questions that I am asked very often is “what is the state of the mobile device managementmarket in terms of adoption and market shares?”.

While I do have a lot of information about MobileIron's own revenue, our win rate in the market, and our own proprietary market research, as a privately owned company we don’t share this information publicly.

So I was very excited last week, when the 451 Research published their “Information Security - Reference Technology Roadmap” report, which covers 48 information security technologies including Mobile Device Management (MDM) and provides some great market data about the hottest technology...

By MobileIron, 17 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Research.

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...

By James Bourne, 10 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Research.

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.

Some eye-opening highlights in the research included:

  • Nearly one in five (19%) respondents admitted they had worked while they were going to the bathroom
  • 20% of parents surveyed said they had been working whilst attending their child’s...

By James Bourne, 14 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, Mobile, Research.