The rapid proliferation of consumer mobile devices is changing the traditional IT environment in enterprises, according to a survey by Gartner. Nearly all (90 percent) of enterprises surveyed have already deployed mobile devices, with smartphones -- such as iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices -- being most widely deployed. Eighty-six percent of respondents surveyed said that they plan to deploy media tablets such as the Apple iPad this year. Gartner had 938 qualified respondents worldwide participate in this study. These respondents came from organizations with an in-house data center and 500 or more total employees. The nine countries covered were the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Russia, India, China and Japan. The survey centered on the deployment status of, and plans for mobile device adoption; bring your own device (BYOD) policy and investment in data centers and adopting technology drivers, including hosted virtual desktop (HVD) for enterprise mobility. Gartner's survey found that many enterprises are allowing personal mobile devices to connect to the enterprise network. Here are 10 highlights from the study

This article was originally published on 07-02-2012
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