Security Concerns Hold Back Firms in Embracing Mobility29 Jul, 2014
Security worries continue to hold enterprises back from embracing mobility, according to a survey of 3,500 IT decision makers in 15 countries by Wakefield Research and commissioned by HP, as Indicated by Fred Donovan, FierceMobileIT.
According to Donovan: 41 percent of business execs whose firms struggle to find business value in mobility attribute the problem to security risks. At the same time, an overwhelming 95 percent of respondents said that their companies could increase revenue if they used technology more effectively, and 92 percent believe that technology will be central to their mission in the next five years.?
More than 90 percent of respondents cited at least one technology solution that fails to deliver fully on its promise.
One-third do not believe their company is taking full advantage of the technology it has, citing insufficient resources as the main reason.
In addition to mobility, adoption of cloud technology and big data are proving difficult for many firms. Three-quarters of respondents agreed that their firm struggles to create business value from cloud computing, while 72 percent said that their firm is having trouble turning big data investment into business value.
But the IT execs surveyed remain optimistic that the tech situation can be turned around. More than 90 percent of respondents whose company invested in either big data, mobility or security and cloud believe the solutions will significantly benefit their firm within the next year.