How Mobility Is Driving the Digital Transformation

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-24-2017 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    How Mobility Is Driving the Digital Transformation

    In pursuing a digital transformation, CIOs and their IT teams are committing to a fully mobile and secure enterprise.
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    Pressing Issue
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    Pressing Issue

    88% of the IT professionals surveyed said mobility is either a top or growing priority in their organization.
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    Mix and Match

    34% said their users deploy mobility in a corporately owned, privately enabled (COPE) model, and 17% said their users practice bring your own device (BYOD). Another 46% said their users take advantage of a hybrid model that combines these options.
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    Defensive Posture

    59% of the IT professionals surveyed said mobile security remains a high priority in their organization.
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    Top Enterprise Tech Needs for 2017
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    Top Enterprise Tech Needs for 2017

    Cloud computing: 46%. Data analytics: 40%. Cyber-security: 40%. App development: 36%. Mobile security: 34%.
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    A Bigger Part

    88% of the IT professionals surveyed said IT should play a larger role in business decisions.
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    In Transition

    65% said their organization is either deploying a "fully strategized" digital transformation or has such a strategy in place, but hasn't implemented it yet.
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    Machine Mania

    68% of the IT professionals surveyed said their organization has already begun to fully connect their enterprise to IoT technology or is currently coming up with such a strategy.
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    Another World

    47% said their organization is using or pursuing artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and/or augmented reality (AR).
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    37% of the IT professionals surveyed said shadow IT is creating an issue for their enterprise.
 

The internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies dominate headlines today, but CIOs and their IT teams aren't neglecting mobility either. In fact, the vast majority consider mobility as a key priority in their organization, according to a recent survey from the Enterprise Mobility Exchange. The resulting "Industry Insight 2017: A Global Perspective" report indicates that mobile initiatives are aligning with emerging technologies as part of an enterprise-wide digital transformation effort. The security of mobile data, apps and devices is essential, as organizations attempt to strike a fair balance between cyber-vigilance and the need for functionality. "The proliferation of mobile devices—laptops, tablets, smartphones, GPS and assorted rugged equipment—has elevated business and decision making to a new level," according to the report. "Now, in 2017, we're beyond a mobile-first mindset: It's time to focus on mobile-only. … So why are some enterprises already fully mobile, while the majority of them are lagging behind? It comes down to security, and more importantly, security versus operability in the workforce. Not all workers want employers putting apps or systems on their personally owned devices, and not all employees want to carry two phones each day." The findings cover a range of other technology topics—including the role of the tech department in business decisions and shadow IT—and we've included some of those topics here. More than 100 IT professionals took part in the research.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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