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Symantec State of Mobility Survey reveals two distinct organizations emerging

Two very different types of organizations emerge from Symantec Corp’s. recent 2013 State of Mobility Survey – “Innovators” who readily embrace mobility and “Traditionals” who are reluctant to implement it.


February 21, 2013  


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Two very different types of organizations emerge from Symantec Corp’s. recent 2013 State of Mobility Survey – “Innovators” who readily embrace mobility and “Traditionals” who are reluctant to implement it.

Upwards of 84% of innovators are moving ahead with mobility, motivated by business drivers, and they are experiencing significant benefits. Traditional organizations are implementing mobility more slowly, largely in response to user demand, and are seeing both fewer costs and benefits.

“Few issues command the attention of IT today like mobility,” said Francis deSouza, president, Products and Services, Symantec. “The difference in attitudes and results between the organizations that actively embrace mobility and those that are reluctant is significant. Organizations taking a proactive approach benefit much more than those that put it off until they eventually find themselves trying to catch up to the competition.”

The two groups perceive the benefits and risks of mobility differently. Among innovators, 66% say the benefits are worth the risks, while 74% of traditional businesses feel the risks are not worth it. This is reflected in the rate of mobility adoption, with 50% more employees using smartphones for business among innovators than among traditional organizations.

Further information is available at www.symantec.com.