Only 15 Percent "Fully Prepared" to Meet Mobile Requirements
October 29, 2014

Pete Goldin
APMdigest

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Only 15 percent of organizations reported they were fully prepared to support mobile requirements, despite the fact that 60 percent indicated they considered mobile management important or critical to their business, according to a survey conducted by FrontRange in conjunction with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).

The report, Enabling Unified Endpoint and Service Management for a Mobile Workforce, found that larger organizations were more likely to be prepared than smaller organizations by roughly 50 percent.

The survey results also indicate that a company’s perception on the importance of workforce mobility is of greater significance than economic factors, the size of the company or the resources it has available.

Also of note from the survey results is an increasing awareness of the need for a unified approach to endpoint management, with more than half of survey respondents indicating a preference for a single solution that supports both mobile devices and PCs. The majority of survey respondents also indicated a preference for cloud-based mobile management solutions and, in particular, hybrid cloud approaches - leveraging both private and public cloud components.

“With a unified endpoint management solution, organizations are able to establish a consistent IT experience for both administrators and end users,” noted EMA managing research director, Steve Brasen. “Administrators are able to more easily provision, secure, and maintain a broad number of mobile and PC devices while end users are able to access a common set of applications, data, and other IT services from any device, at any location, at any time.”

“Organizations have been structured to manage thousands of servers, PCs, tablets, notebooks and smartphones, but the number of wirelessly connected devices will proliferate well beyond this level,” said FrontRange President and CEO, Jonathan Temple. “Balancing an employee’s device freedom and the need for corporate control, security and compliance will be best met by a unified endpoint platform approach that provides centralized and remote monitoring, deployment, provisioning, and management.”

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