Survey Shows Security is a Top Concern in Enterprise Mobility

Published on: May 30, 2012

In a recent poll conducted here and on LinkedIn, you voted security as the number one challenge for companies looking to drive enterprise mobility in today’s bring your own device (BYOD) era.

Well, BYOD is here to stay and companies have to find ways to deal with the trend of employees bringing their own device to work vs. having one device for personal use and another for work. Many companies are trying their best to tackle this issue rather than dictate what device employees can use for work. In fact, in a study from Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group, 95 percent of respondents say their organizations permit BYOD in some form.

This is a smart move by companies as it’ll help increase productivity and retention among their knowledge workers. As for security concerns, if an enterprise uses the right mobility platform with integrated security capabilities, it will free the IT team from worrying and allow them to focus on creating apps that deliver content that’s helpful to their employees, customers and partners.

The enterprise mobility challenges survey asked the following question:

What do you think are the top concerns in enterprise mobility?

And here’s how you voted:

  • Security concerns in a BYOD culture (52%)
  • The ability to make cross-device changes quickly (27%)
  • The cost of building multiple apps (21%)

The poll results point to a market coming to grips with the changing complexities of enterprise mobility. Whether it’s keeping corporate apps and data secure in light of BYOD, or making rapid app changes in the face of a proliferation of device platforms and form factors, business people are yearning for a way to manage and lessen complexity.

Let us know what you think about the results and other enterprise mobility concerns that you are dealing with at your company.

Parna Sarkar-Basu is vice president of Marketing Communications for Verivo Software.