Survey: Execs rate security as biggest barrier to achieving their mobile goals

by David Needle

June 26 2014

A new survey of executives actively engaged with mobile technology details security concerns and areas they need to shore up to meet their mobile objectives.

A majority of the execs responding to the survey said the main benefits of enterprise mobility is increased employee satisfaction (60 percent) and that it provides a competitive advantage (55 percent.)

While 77 percent of executives noted that security issues are the top concern for achieving their mobility goals, 70 percent also said they are unable to detect data or device loss.

Those respondents with the highest amount of satisfaction with mobile adoption said they rely on a help desk (66 percent), a BYOD policy (60 percent), app management software (60 percent), promoting apps internally (40 percent), offering enterprise app stores (31 percent), and using leading-edge tactics like gamification (11 percent) as strategies to drive adoption among employees.

“As mobility in the enterprise continues to gain adoption, defining the optimal enterprise mobility strategy is absolutely critical and the information gained in this study will benefit all who lead mobility initiatives,” said David Patrick, CEO at Apperian, which sponsored the survey and is a leading provider of solutions designed to secure and manage mobile apps. 

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