Enterprises to Continue Adopting Mobile Solutions, Study Finds

January 22, 2013

Bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives emerged in 2012, as employees increasingly used personal laptops, tablets and smartphones for work.

“Whether approved or not, user-owned tablets and smartphones are connecting into corporate networks and cloud environments,” said Michael Suby, Stratecast vice president of research at Frost & Sullivan.

A recent survey by Frost & Sullivan and the (ISC)2 Foundation revealed that more than half or organizations already allow their employees to practice BYOD, and that number is even higher for mobile devices like smartphones (87 percent), tablets (79 percent) and laptops (72 percent).

Regardless of whether company executives and IT departments approve of BYOD, workers are accessing corporate networks and applications from personal devices. As a result, many companies are responding by adding more enterprise-sponsored mobile solutions.

In a recent blog for CMSWire, Parna​Sarkar-Basu, vice president of marketing communications at Verivo Software, pitted 2013 as the year enterprise mobility matures.

According to Sarkar-Basu,  her company recently conducted a survey, which found that 56 percent of organizations would develop at least two work-related mobile solutions for employees to use in the next 12 months. Nearly 30 percent of respondents said their companies were building from five to nine applications.