Frost & Sullivan research shows that more and more companies are going mobile, providing smartphones, tablets and apps for their end users in record numbers. A 2016 survey of more than 400 IT decision makers in the U.S. reveals that nearly 80 percent of respondents provide smartphones for at least some of their employees to use for work, and around 65 percent offer tablets for business use. These numbers highlight the need for businesses to have a successful corporate-liable mobility plan in place. A 2015 survey of more than 500 IT decision makers in the U.S. shows that almost three-quarters of companies use network management tools to control mobile devices, while more than half use mobile device management and/or endpoint security software.
But when deploying mobile devices to their end users, many companies don’t have a clear picture of the total costs of doing so, including IT resources, management applications and services, and security costs, which can account for almost a third of the total price of these tools. Furthermore, few companies account for less tangible costs, such as reliability, extensibility and productivity (or lack thereof when things go wrong). Deploying the right devices can not only lower these expenses, but also reduce risks and improve overall performance.
Read the Frost & Sullivan white paper to learn how to create a successful corporate-liable mobility program, including the devices, security and enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions available to help deliver advanced management and control, and the best practices for supporting a truly mobile workforce.