Mobile Business Statistics For 2012

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There’s nothing hotter for consumers than tablet devices and smart phones. There’s also nothing more terrifying for IT than tablet devices and smart phones.

A few interesting mobile device statistics to kick things off:

  • This year, more than 50% of network devices will ship without a wired port (Morgan Stanley Market Trends).
  • By 2015, there will be 7.4 billion 802.11n devices in the market (ABIResearch).
  • 1.2 billion smartphones will enter the market over the next 5 years, about 40 percent of all handset shipments). (ABIResearch)

Is This The Year Of The Enterprise Tablet?

According to Digital Ad Agency Vertic, the answer is yes. And Vertic sees these tablets trends play out in the future enterprise as well:

• Enterprise tablet adoption will grow by almost 50% per year.

• By 2015 mobile app development projects will outnumber native PC projects by a ratio of 4-to-1.

• The iOS and Android platforms will be adapted to meet enterprise requirements and Windows 8 Tablets will hit the market.

• The introduction of Quadcore to tablets, 4G, Cloud Computing and the continuous adoption of HTML5 will make the tablet even more integrated into the work environment


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How Secure Is BYOD?

Bring your own device (BYOD) versus company purchased device – is a burning debate within the CIO ranks.  Some say it’s over, that it’s too late to stop BYOD. I’m not so sure, but the statistics so far point to a less secure BYOD world.

  • 74% of companies allow some sort of BYOD usage*
  • Less than 10% of organizations are “fully aware” of the devices accessing their network
  • 81% of Employees use at least one device for business use

*Enterasys survey Feb 2012


Are Mobile Devices Risky Business?

Among Motorola’s key findings: 2 out 3 people realize that the responsibility falls on them, rather than the IT department, to keep mobile data private and secure. 73% of respondents said they are concerned about smartphone security; in fact, a quarter of them would rather share a toothbrush than their phone.

The survey also found that people:

* Store sensitive data on phones: 34% store sensitive data such as their bank account information or work email passwords on their phones
* “Work around” company mobile policy: 55% admit they’ve sent work email or documents to their personal email accounts on their phones
* Chose convenience: 48% have used their devices to log into an unsecure wireless network
* Just aren’t that worried: 77% can name at least one thing they’re more familiar with than their company’s IT security policies (67% credit card terms, 57% health insurance policy, and even 33% are more familiar with their home appliance manuals)


Just How Many Mobile Devices Are Connecting To Corporate Networks?

According to Checkpoint, quite a few. They report:

Extensive use of mobile devices are connecting to corporate networks

  • 89% have mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets connecting to corporate networks
  • Apple iOS is the most common mobile platform used to connect in corporate environments

Personal mobile devices that connect to corporate networks are extensive and growing

  • 65% allow personal devices to connect to corporate networks
  • 78% say there are more than twice as many personal devices connecting to corporate networks now than compared to two years ago

A special thanks to these people who helped me gather the statistics: Karen Franse, Mike Kytoski

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