- Despite challenges associated with mobile devices, a new survey from IDC revealed 65% of enterprise organizations plan to increase their mobility spending over the next year.
- A total of 74% of enterprise organizations in the U.S. either already offer, or plan to offer a "Choose Your Own Device" (CYOD) program for employees in the coming year, according to a new survey by IDC.
- The survey of enterprise IT decision makers said "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) programs are difficult to manage and to secure.
IDC’s data reveals companies will put more money into purchasing mobile devices for employees rather than having them bring their own devices, large in part because of the possible security risks associated with employees bringing outside devices onto enterprise networks.
"Cost savings and security risk mitigation are the biggest drivers of mobile device deployment strategies," said Bryan Bassett, research analyst of Mobile Enterprise: Device Solutions at IDC. "But with 48% of enterprises not seeing improvement in their BYO cost savings and 30% citing security problems with mobile app deployments, IT management must inspect strategies for improvements."
Enterprises also plan to invest more in application security and content security solutions, according to the study.
The survey included responses from over 700 U.S. IT decision makers in enterprises with over 100 employees.