PRN: Sybase Survey Finds Employees Willing to Give up Free Coffee, Paid Parking, and Even a Vacation Day, for Choice of Mobile Device and Access to Apps in the Workplace
"Since not all mobile apps come with the same level of required security, IT managers must consider different application deployment and management strategies," said Dan Ortega, senior director of product marketing, Sybase.
Sybase Survey Finds Employees Willing to Give up Free Coffee, Paid Parking, and Even a Vacation Day, for Choice of Mobile Device and Access to Apps in the Workplace
DUBLIN, California, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Experience with Consumer Facing Platforms Gives Employees Clear Expectations of IT, with Demand forÂ MobileÂ Focused Methods of Productivity
Sybase, Inc., an SAP company (NYSE: SAP) and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today released the results of a new survey by Kelton Research highlighting employee demand for, and impatience with, IT departments to support not only a growing list of mobile device types, but also the apps that will help improve mobility and productivity in and out of the workplace.
The survey of more than 500 workers in the US and UK is a call to action for IT departments to be more agile and adaptive to mobile app deployment in the enterprise. This enterprise transformation requires a careful reexamination and rapid execution of mobile solution strategies to quickly and securely meet the exponentially growing employee demand. Â In this critical inflection point, the survey also reveals that while security concerns highly resonate with both employee and employer, the need to host discussions about enterprise mobility solutions spanning multiple devices and platforms is imminent.
"Since not all mobile apps come with the same level of required security, IT managers must consider different application deployment and management strategies," said Dan Ortega, senior director of product marketing, Sybase. "This is where a leading solutions provider like Sybase is facilitating the conversations for many enterprises around solvable issues, such as meeting employee demand for choice and convenience, while ensuring corporate security policies are met."
EmbracingÂ MobileÂ in the Workplace
Not Enough: Support and Security Concerns Curbing Usage
A survey, earlier this year, (Sybase Survey Finds Mobile Enterprise Apps Poised To Take Off In 2011) Â looked at the enterprise approach to mobility and found that app deployment is top of mind. Â Ninety percent of IT managers stated they will implement new mobile applications this year, with almost a quarter (21 percent) looking to introduce 20 or more applications into their organization(1). Â
"This latest survey is a wake-up call for enterprises to broaden and accelerate their enterprise mobility strategies," continued Ortega. Â "Employees are beginning to have a much greater understanding of mobility, resulting in greater expectations from IT. We're seeing more demand for mobile-focused methods of productivity, such as being able to use a variety of devices in the workplace, or being able to gain access to corporate applications through an app store environment."
For graphical representation of the survey findings, please Â download the PDF.
About the Study
The study was commissioned by Sybase and conducted by Kelton Research.Â The study consisted of online surveys of 500 employees in the U.S. and UK at companies with revenues of $100 million or more.
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(1) Source: Sybase Survey Finds Mobile Enterprise Apps Poised To Take Off In 2011, January 12, 2011 http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1091062
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