report from Forrester shows that the enterprise is struggling to keep up
with a tidal wave of mobile devices from workers. Forrester says that 66% of
workers use two or more devices at work, and 12% use tablets.
Here is a summary of the study’s main conclusions:
- IT executives Must find strategies To
support an increase in Mobile devices IT
executives are challenged with supporting more smartphones, tablets, and other
connected mobile devices for employees, deploying more mobile applications, and establishing mobility policies
to manage policies for bring-your-own-device programs to support employee
- IT departments Must identify and
prioritize Resources for Mobility initiatives Corporate IT
infrastructure and operations (I&O) and security and risk (S&R) departments
must focus on identifying, rationalizing, and prioritizing the specific and
sometimes conflicting mobility requirements of three key constituencies: IT
executives business decision-makers, and employees.
- IT organizations Must Control The
Multifaceted Mobile device and application Landscape Business and
technology solutions, including mobile device and security management services,
bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs, and mobile application stores,
The result is further momentum for BYOT/BYOD. Fully 70% of
workers got to choose their own tablet, while 67% could pick their own smart
The report recommends that IT prepare for a complex mobile
environment in the following ways:
- Identify and document a clearly
defined, and potentially tiered, BYOD strategy.
- Clearly define metrics to evaluate
the impact of mobility solutions.
- Consider using managed and SaaS
delivery options for mobility services.
- Proactively reassess your corporate
It looks like the days of a homogeneous IT environment are