CIOs Face Major Mobile Management Challenges

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-24-2013 Email

Most CIOs realize that there are many important issues associated with the rise of bring your own device (BYOD). But a new survey from CDW makes it clear as to how wide-ranging—and potentially serious—these issues are. For starters, both IT employees and professionals who use personal, mobile devices for work (a.k.a., BYODers) say there is a "support gap" in making sure these devices are up and running and able to access the company network. IT pros say they definitely expect BYOD to increase demand for bandwidth, server and storage requirements, among other needs. And, of course, there are a host of security issues that speak to the urgency for well-communicated BYOD best-practices policies. "Mobility has edged its way into the workplace, increasing and complicating IT's workload, often leading to frustration on all fronts," says Andrea Bradshaw, senior director and general manager over mobility solutions for CDW. "Securing devices will always be a significant concern. But protecting users and employers is only one of [a number of] key aspects of mobility management at work." Exactly 1,200 IT professionals took part in the research, in addition to 1,200 workers who use personal tablets and smartphones for work. For more about the survey, click here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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