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November 24, 2015

Security found to drive and hinder workplace mobility

News: 61% find security as a top barrier towards investing in business mobility.

By CBR Staff Writer

Organisations in the UK are embracing mobile based business models with 53% of Britons claiming that increased security is the critical driver for them to adapt mobile model.

VMware conducted research that gives a closer look at the steps that have been made towards improving mobile efficiency at work.

According to the research, 38% of respondents in the UK and EMEA claimed that improved mobile workforce effectiveness was a trigger for them to adapt the mobile model, followed by 35% of the respondents in the UK who cited improved end user experience as a drive.

The research also sheds light on the obstacles that stand in the way of businesses trying to embrace mobility models, with 61% of respondents citing security as a top barrier towards investing in business mobility.

Security is closely followed by budget, which became a matter of concern for 47% of the respondents in the UK and 49% in EMEA region.

53% in the UK who have adopted business mobility claimed that it has helped their organisation’s mobile workforce productivity, while 41% claim that it has helped streamline their business processes and 34% said that it has reducing cost of support.

VMware EMEA End User Computing vice president Alex White said: "Every organisation has mobile users today – but there are many others who would be more productive if their work could move with them.

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"Likewise, businesses could be more competitive if their applications were mobile and secure and more so if linked directly to revenue generating activities. Investments in business mobility can and will drive a significant return, but should be targeted to maximise impact and result."

IT and operational staff saved around 30% of their time when business mobility software has been deployed.

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