Businesses cannot afford to neglect mobility, says IDC

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A new report from IDC has revealed that mobility has emerged as a technology that businesses cannot afford to neglect.

IDC’s annual Enterprise Mobility Survey has found that mobility is considered essential by a growing number of companies in Europe, yet only about one-third of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries have a mobility strategy in place.

In most of these cases, said strategy refers to mobile security and mobile device management (MDM), which are the pillars for building a mobility enterprise management (MEM) infrastructure.

Decisions regarding mobility strategies are no longer of purely technological purview, but are rather a joint effort between business units and the IT department. 45 per cent of the companies surveyed said mobility strategies were determined by equal measures of business and IT input.

“In the years to come, advances in mobility will continue to change the way companies do business. It will become more important for decision makers across industries to keep pace with the rapid changes of mobile technologies and their impact on IT departments and systems, as understanding mobility trends and developing an agile mobility strategy will prove a key differentiator in a highly competitive landscape, as well as an enabler of future success," said Madalin Lazarescu, research manager at IDC Romania.

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