Business Must Get Strategic About Mobility

By Samuel Greengard
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    60% of respondents indicated that their enterprise already has a mobility strategy in place or will have one within the next year.

For many business and IT leaders, mobility has served as a mixed blessing. On one hand, it has unlocked new and far more efficient ways to work. On the other hand, overseeing BYOD (bring your own device), app stores and security is extremely challenging. A new survey, "Enterprise Mobility, It's all About the Apps," conducted by research firm Vanson Bourne for CA Technologies, reports that mobility has moved into the mainstream, and a growing number of organizations are incorporating it into the fabric of IT and the enterprise. An overwhelming 83 percent of 1,300 senior IT decision-makers from 21 countries stated that mobile technology is essential for achieving business results. "IT execs, while still grappling with the challenges of BYOD and managing the mobility deluge within the enterprise, are increasingly realizing that they need to address their customers' rapidly escalating mobility needs," points out Arun Bhattacharya, senior director of Enterprise Mobility at CA Technologies. "The changing face of mobility is about being strategic and thinking end-to-end within an enterprise. The business opportunities with mobility are nearly endless," and there's a growing recognition that mobility is both "strategic and inevitable."

This article was originally published on 2013-12-17
Samuel Greengard is a freelance writer for Baseline.
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