Mobility Brings Efficiency, Risk to the Enterprise
Mobility momentum has shifted to the point where businesses of all sizes not only have embraced mobile devices, but now feel like they can't get work done without them, according to the Symantec 2012 State of Mobility report. Run by Applied Research, the survey questioned over 6,200 IT managers across the globe about their attitudes and action plans around the use of mobile devices within their organizations. "This survey indicates that we've crossed the tipping point in mobile adoption and mobility in business," says CJ Desai, senior vice president of the endpoint and mobility group at Symantec, explaining that businesses are reporting mobile is integral to operational success. "What's startling is how quickly that's happened. With PCs we've built quite an ecosystem to support enterprise infrastructure that allows us to be productive and secure. The problem with mobile is that it has come up so fast that people are trying how to get from zero to sixty in no time and have that entire ecosystem there and ready."