CIO Survey on Enterprise Mobility: Survey Report

by tapangarg on November 14, 2011

Read the CIO Research Center’s survey report on Enterprise Mobility.
Disclosures (as per our full disclosure policy): This research initiative is supported by RIM.

Download the report by clicking here : CIO Survey on Enterprise Mobility (5017)

Summary of findings

  • An overwhelming majority (94%) of CIOs believe that enterprise mobility will be an important part of their organization’s IT strategy within the next one year.
  • Almost 70% of the respondents believe that enterprise mobility solutions play an essential role in their organization.
  • Only 1% of the CIO respondents believe that mobility solutions are not required.
  • Almost half of the respondents are either already using some solutions in this area or have deployments in progress.
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server is currently the dominant mobility platform in use.
  • Android seems to be picking up some momentum.
  • Almost half of the respondent organizations provide only limited support for some employee owned devices in the Bring Your Own (BYO) model.
  • Improved employee productivity is the most important driver for adoption.
  • Security and compliance is the most important adoption challenge.
  • Most organizations are already using mobility solutions around email and calendaring applications.
  • Business Intelligence (dashboard) related applications are high on the CIO wish-list for the near future.
  • The cost of the handheld devices does not feature among the most important parameters for the selection of mobility solutions.
  • Security as well as ease of deployment and use, are the more important criteria in solution evaluation.
  • Tablets are predicted to have an important role for accessing data on the move.
  • Telecom carriers are the preferred source for organizations to source mobility solutions.
  • CIOs prefer to utilize the services of Systems Integrators (SIs) and Value Added Resellers (VARs) for mobility application support.

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  • LS Subramanian

    Intrigued by  1% of the CIO respondents believe that mobility solutions are not required !

  • Rajivbdesai

    Key Finding 8 vs Key Finding 11 for Security issue!!  worth Thinking?

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  • YogeshD

    range of of mobility solution unique users (e-mail,calender, SFA, CRM, ERP, etc.)   vis-a-vis number of PCs for the same orgnisation parameter would have been good addition to survey.

  • Vikram Kole

    CIOs should look at MEAP rather than point Mobility solutions. Enterprise Mobility involves extension of Enterrpise Processes and that would involve taking your ERP, CRM, SCM, HR etc. processes anytime, anywhere in the hands of the employee. Enabling offline mobile transactions will also be the key as bandwidth / network connectivity is still a concern. A Business Process Optimisation & Improved User Interface approach will be key in defining the right Mobility strategy.

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