New research commissioned by Absolute Software reveals that the benefits of consistent mobile policies is still not understood by businesses, despite widespread use of mobile devices in the workplace, both under bring your own device (BYOD) or corporate owned, personally-enabled (CoPE) environments. Our research reveals that 32% of UK businesses have no formal or enforceable policy or process in place to manage the use of mobile devices in the workplace.
Research firm Vanson Bourne conducted the survey on our behalf, surveying 600 IT decision makers from a variety of vertical sectors in the UK, France and Germany, comparing to the already released research of 600 IT decision makers in the US.
A Snapshot of Mobile Security in the UK, France and Germany Workplace:
Our data shows that the UK, France and Germany lag further behind the US in terms of mobile security. Our report further examines the expansive impact mobile devices have on IT operations and security and the need to securely manage and support mobile deployments across a multitude of operating systems and form factors. The report examines trends in BYOD, the challenges in securing corporate data and offers specific recommendations to help companies address the current issue around BYOD and app security.