The mobile workforce is here to stay, but many IT organizations still lack a mobile security strategy that comprises both PCs and mobile devices-and the applications and data on those devices. As one of our writer's asks, what are these enterprises waiting for?
Enterprise mobility management suites enable organizations to integrate and manage mobile devices in their IT infrastructures. End-user computing leaders must act amid rapid market changes to reach both short-term and long-term enterprise mobility objectives.
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) have taken leading roles in exploring requirements for Mobile Device Management (MDM) systems for government agencies.
Ninety-nine percent of the enterprise workforce currently uses mobile devices - smart phones and tablets - to perform their jobs today. And nearly 60 percent of security leaders describe their organizations as either partially or fully mobile, deriving enhanced productivity and other business benefits.
It's not easy being today's CIO. As employees bring growing numbers of their own computing devices to work, CIOs are faced with a tough choice. They must either figure out a secure way to allow employees to conduct business on their own devices -no easy job-or they must simply say no.