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Good Technology: Those with No BYOD Plans are in the Minority

F.Y. Teng | Jan. 23, 2013
More than 75 percent of enterprises formally support BYOD now.

Mobile device management solutions vendor Good Technology released findings from this year's edition of its Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) customer survey on Wednesday (January 23, 2013).

The following were identified as "key findings" by its representatives.
* "More enterprises are embracing BYOD: The percentage of enterprises formally supporting BYOD increased from 72 to 76 percent."
* "Companies are moving out of a US-only support model to extend their BYOD practices to more countries around the globe, and in multiple countries at once."
* "75 percent of those supporting BYOD have 2,000 (or more) employees and 46 percent have 10,000 (or more) employees."
* "The financial services/insurance and health care industries continue to be among the most active industries supporting BYOD." And there has been "an increase in government adoption of BYOD programmes."

With specific reference to the results of their latest survey (available here), Good Technology's Vice President and Corporate General Manager for APAC, Jim Watson, said, "This year's report shows that BYOD continues to gain traction and those who have no plans to support BYOD are a small and rapidly shrinking minority of our customer base. This is no surprise to us since we hear every day from our customers how embracing BYOD has made their enterprises more productive, collaborative and competitive than they were ever before

"We're also seeing that BYOD is going global and that even our largest, most security conscious and highly regulated customers can safely embrace BYOD if they have the policies and supporting solutions in place to protect their business data and applications," he went on to say.

Business cost reduction and employee productivity have also been shown to be key drivers of adoption by companies surveyed, according to Good Technology executives.


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