Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: What IT Leaders Really Think About Mobility in the EnterpriseBy Don Reisinger | Posted 01-20-2011
Approximately 45% of respondents believe bringing mobile enterprise applications to their operations and managing the sheer number of programs they will make available to employees, top their priorities this year.
More than one fifth of respondents say they will "introduce 20 or more mobile applications into their organization" in 2011.
Nine in ten respondents say that they will deploy at least some mobile applications into their operations in 2011.
The average company expects to support eight mobile "platforms" in 2011.
56% of respondents say making corporate data usable on mobile devices is "a crucial part of conducting business.
50% of respondents say they are adding mobile apps to their devices due to requests from workers.
Approximately three-quarters of respondents say that their organizations "are flexible" about bringing mobile applications and new smartphones into their operations.
Respondents say this is the important factor driving the adoption of mobile applications in the enterprise.
Security is the most common reason given for not allowing mobile applications in the enterprise. Three quarters of respondents are concerned about the security of their data when employees start using apps.
More than eight in 10 respondents believe that hosting mobile applications online will be "beneficial" to their operations.
Just over half of respondents say their companies have a plan to forecast and implement mobility in the coming years; 45% say they have no plan in place.