Demand for mobile device management growing

Demand for mobile device management growing

As organisations continue to embrace the bring your own device (BYOD) trend, the demand for security measures is growing at a rapid pace.

With the vast array of mobile devices being used by employees, it can be difficult for firms to ensure their data is safe and secure at all times.

Analysts from Gartner have noted that mobile strategy  is suffering from compartmentalisation as businesses look to find solutions to security problems.

Paul DeBeasi, a research vice president at Gartner, said: "They will look at mobile applications or they will look at mobile security or they will look at mobile device management, and they do not look at the whole thing together."

With so many devices up-and-running within a business, it is difficult to design, implement, and maintain security measures, which is leading more firms to outsource their mobile device management needs.

"As time passes, we are seeing more IT organisations adopt a managed services approach to managing mobility," says Britt Libby, an analyst at VDC Research. "We are also seeing the range and type of services procured in this manner expand over time."