Businesses slow to utilise benefits of mobile device management

Businesses slow to utilise benefits of mobile device management

Businesses around the world have been slow to implement mobile device management software, despite the security benefits it can provide to their organisation.

The Telsyte Australian Workforce Mobility Study 2012 found that just ten per cent of firms are allowing staff to use mobile devices utilise the technology.

Telsyte analyst Rodney Gedda said that BlackBerry and Nokia devices were managed in the past, but that the rise of Apple iPhones and a host of Android smartphones has seen management of mobiles fall.

He noted that using mobile device management within a business can help the organisation maintain control of their important sensitive data.

"This is particularly relevant as more people bring their own device to the workplace," the expert added.

Mr Gedda explained that more than half of the businesses surveyed are purchasing mobile devices and services for people to use for work, with the remainder allowing BYOD.