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Symantec survey reveals ‘significant adoption’ of enterprise mobile apps

Symantec Corp. today announced the results of its 2012 State of Mobility Survey, which revealed a global tipping point in mobility adoption. The survey highlighted an uptake in mobile applications across organizations with 71% of enterprises at...


February 22, 2012  


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Symantec Corp. today announced the results of its 2012 State of Mobility Survey, which revealed a global tipping point in mobility adoption. The survey highlighted an uptake in mobile applications across organizations with 71% of enterprises at least discussing deploying custom mobile applications and one-third currently implementing or have already implemented custom mobile applications.

According to the company, despite this adoption, almost half (48%) of survey respondents mentioned that mobility is somewhat to extremely challenging and a further 41% of survey respondents identified mobile devices as one of their top three IT risks. Yet in the face of these challenges, IT is striking a balance between mobile benefits and risks by transforming its approach to mobility to deliver improved business agility, increased productivity and workforce effectiveness, Symantec said in a release.

“We are impressed by the pace of mobile application adoption within organizations,” said CJ Desai, senior vice president, Endpoint and Mobility Group, Symantec. “This cultural change from refusing mobile devices not long ago, to actively distributing and developing mobile applications, has introduced a new set of challenges and complexities for IT staff. Encouragingly, from a security perspective, a majority of organizations are thinking beyond the simple case of lost or stolen mobile phones.”