Survey Shows Mobility Ranks as Top Priority for the Enterprise

Survey Shows Mobility Ranks as Top Priority for the EnterpriseThe findings of a new survey produced by Citrix indicate that 71 percent of enterprises now believe mobility is a top priority for their business.

Correspondingly, 63 percent believe mobility is the greatest factor in helping their organization gain a competitive advantage.

Of the organizations surveyed, approximately half have implemented technologies to support mobile devices, with 48 percent using mobile device management (MDM) and 47 percent using mobile application management (MAM).

Other notable findings regarding mobile strategies include:

  • The top two mobile initiatives for businesses are increasing development on mobile apps and increasing adoption of secure file sharing and collaboration tools. Improving network performance and access is the third most important mobile initiative.
  • 51 percent of organizations say they are changing management processes to better manage those working on any device from anywhere.
  • Organizations are most focused on measuring the impact that mobility has on productivity and employee motivation.

“Organizations are also recognizing the need to provide Windows apps and desktop to mobile workers, with 41 percent of businesses using or planning to use application virtualization and 40 percent leveraging desktop virtualization,” Citrix reports. “In addition, file sharing, sync and storage have been or will be implemented by 40 percent of companies to support mobile users.”