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Survey: Enterprise mobile spending spikes, data security struggles

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:35 Written by 
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A recent enterprise mobility survey commissioned by Oracle found that mobile-related IT expenses are expected to grow by more than 50 percent in two years. Unfortunately, security and integration remain issues of concern. Survey respondents included 414 IT management executives from around the world, including CIOs, CTOs, senior vice presidents or vice presidents, directors or managers of IT, and senior IT professionals. What were the survey findings? - 93% of respondents expressed concern for data security corresponding with mobile devices, citing BYOD as the main contributor - Average IT department spending, per device, per employee (currently $157) is expected to increase 54% (projected $242) in the next two years - Although a majority of mobile spending is allocated toward front-end mobile app development, more than 70% of enterprise time is spent on integration, security, quality assurance testing and design work - In the next two years, respondents say their organizations will be focusing 11% more on remote data erasure and destruction compared to today While the Oracle-sponsored survey shows enterprise commitment to the rise in mobility, development, deployment and spending support, the survey also revealed flaws and increasing concern for mobile security and device management. Enterprise mobility as a whole, Oracle feels is unmatched by any other recent technological movement. In another recent survey of IT managers, nearly half agree to either plan to outsource mobile management or have already done so. A CIO at one company told surveyors why he would outsource mobile management: “Mobile Ops are completely different from keeping servers up and running,” the CIO says. “If it were just app support, we could probably handle it…” With the assistance of an outsourced mobile management program, the CIO is finally getting insight on company spending on mobility and how employees use their devices, giving the ability to monitor costs and support incidents. As mobility and BYOD progress in the office, companies cannot rely solely on their IT department for management and data security. MobileLife Fortune 500 companies assign on average 3.5 devices per employee and 51% of organizations have had data loss due to insecure devices. on the other hand, has had zero data leaks in its entire company history. Mobile lifecycle management program, MobileLife, includes repair service, reverse logistics solutions that ensures the disposition of corporate electronic equipment, the planning of the physical removal from the premises, data erasure/destruction, and a disposition plan that meets the overall objectives of the corporation. Deployment Repair Services Swap Stock Inventory Reverse Logistics Data Erasure Compliance Remarketing & Resale Recycling Mobility is essential for companies, and choosing the right mobile management program is vital for data security and extending the lifecycle of mobile assets.
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