Enterprise Mobility Raises Concerns and Challenges
The widespread adoption of mobile devices in the enterprise has unleashed productivity gains and cost savings that couldn't have been envisioned only a few years ago. However, these devices have also generated an array of new concerns, as well as challenges for business and IT executives. A recently released study, the "Mobile Content Security and Productivity" report, by AIIM (a global community of information professionals that provides education, research and certification) in conjunction with Accellion (a provider of enterprise-class mobility solutions), indicates that many organizations lack confidence in the mobile protection policies and protections they currently have in place. These concerns revolve around technical issues as well as practical and political issues, including the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement. "How employees access corporate information is changing, and organizations need to respond to these changes by implementing new mobile policies and processes, or risk playing security catch-up with their employees," noted Paula Skokowski, chief marketing officer of Accellion.