IT & Business Leaders Disagree About Mobile Tools

By Dennis McCafferty
  • Previous
    Disputed Assessment

    Disputed Assessment

    64% of IT leaders surveyed described their mobile enterprise collaboration as that of an industry "leader" or "innovator," but only 34% of business leaders agreed.

While IT department leaders said they provide a vast range of mobile tools to business-side employees, a surprisingly large number of those employees are unaware that the tools are available, according to a recent survey from harmon.ie. The accompanying report, "The State of Mobile Enterprise Collaboration 2014," reveals that technology is making it possible to share and update files, manage projects and pursue a variety of strategic objectives with mobile devices. However, a lack of organizationwide awareness about mobile capabilities is hurting the overall state of enterprise collaboration. "Mobile workers are still struggling to access critical business information increasingly distributed across multiple cloud services and enterprise applications," harmon.ie co-founder and CEO Yaacov Cohen wrote in the report. "To realize the true value of a mobile enterprise, collaboration needs to move well beyond where we are today. In today's competitive market, just giving workers the ability to send email … or exchange instant messages is simply not enough." More than 1,400 business and IT leaders took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2014-11-18
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
eWeek eWeek

Have the latest technology news and resources emailed to you everyday.