59% of respondents are now relying on mobile devices for line-of-business applications, says Symantec...9% of respondents are now relying on mobile devices for line-of-business applications, says SymantecAt least 71% of the enterprises globally are discussing deploying custom mobile applications and one-third currently implementing or have already implemented custom mobile applications, according to a survey conducted by security software provider Symantec, entitled '2012 State of the Mobility Survey.'
Around 48%, however, state that is somewhat to extremely challenging while a further 41% them identified mobile devices as one of their top three IT risks.
Symantec Endpoint and Mobility Group senior vice president CJ Desai said they are impressed by the pace of mobile application adoption within organisations,
"This cultural change from refusing mobile devices not long ago, to actively distributing and developing mobile applications, has introduced a new set of challenges and complexities for IT staff. Encouragingly, from a security perspective, a majority of organizations are thinking beyond the simple case of lost or stolen mobile phones," added Desai.
The State of Mobility Survey also throws light on challenges faced by organisations to accommodating the mobility tipping point while also identifying and quantifying mobility-associated risks as perceived by IT decision makers.