Decision-makers must deploy mobile strategies to reduce risk

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 by The eFax Team

Despite the growing prevalence of mobile devices in the workplace, a large portion of businesses have failed to implement a mobile strategy. According to a poll conducted by Software AG, around 60 percent of organizations don't have a company-wide mobile initiative, while only 22 percent have begun to research how they can implement these plans, ITworld reported.

Only 15 percent of respondents that admitted to having a mobile plan said it was a company-wide strategy. Meanwhile, 25 percent of participants said they have only partially deployed mobile initiatives, ITworld noted.

Bring-your-own-device programs, however, are gaining traction in the business world, with almost three-quarters of survey respondents saying they have introduced or plan to develop these policies, the report said.

Software AG mobile director John Chasey said that even though not all organizations have a BYOD plan in place, many employees use their personal computing gadgets anyway, ITworld reported.

According to a GigaOM report, BYOD is unstoppable, as workers will continue to demand they be able to use online fax and virtual phone services through their personal electronics. As a result, smart decision-makers will develop mobile strategies to counteract individuals circumventing protocol and introducing new vulnerabilities.

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