The Enterprise Device Alliance (EDA) recently announced a survey that will heavily focus on the deployment and management of mobile devices including smartphones and tablets in organizations.
Besides analyzing the projected growth in the number of tablets, the survey also will be analyzing the impact of managing mobile devices on IT, the hurdles to broad acceptance among enterprises and the special management challenges that mobile systems introduce.
The survey will be online until October 15, 2011. Featuring a detailed view of the issues that IT departments confront as they accommodate the increased use of mobile devices in their enterprise, the results of the survey will offer insights into smartphone deployments in enterprises.EDA is requesting that IT administrators take this survey to get a bigger picture of what is going on in the industry.
"The rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets is challenging enterprises to deliver secure, mobile access to information while protecting customer data and ensuring the organization’s integrity and productivity," said T. Reid Lewis, president of the Enterprise Device Alliance, in a statement. "With this survey, we want to hear the most urgent priorities and concerns from those dealing directly with the issue."
According to IT administrators, tablets would grow in enterprises through 2011 by 55 percent and smartphones by 27 percent, results from another survey conducted by EDA last year showed.
Recently, market research agency ABI Research (News - Alert) announced that the users of enterprise business-to-employee (B2E) and business to customer (B2C) smartphone and media tablet mobile applications are likely to grow at a CAGR of 90 percent and touch 830 million active users by 2016. This growing segment includes B2E apps such as line-of-business apps and B2C, branded company apps. Enterprise smartphone and media tablet adoption is providing the foundation for enterprise app development and deployment.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein