As Endpoint Complexity Rises in the Enterprise, Technology Decision-makers Plan to Increase Investments in Managing Device Diversity – including Mac Laptops and Desktops.
Code Rebel (www.coderebel.com), an enterprise software company that develops, licenses, and supports software designed for cross-platform enterprise security and productivity, has released the results of a survey that demonstrates how enterprises are reaping rewards from Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies, even as IT staffs wrestle with how to manage growing end-point complexity.
In a survey of over 150 technology decision-makers across industry sectors — conducted by independent reporting agency, BizTechReports (www.biztechreports.com) — a vast majority of respondents reported improvements in employee productivity (90.79%), employee satisfaction (83.01%), customer service (80.13%), team collaboration (78.95%), enterprise innovation (78.43%), and overall corporate competitiveness (68.12%).
The survey also reveals that end-user choice over devices used for work is not limited to smart phones and tablets. While 84.31% of respondents report offering smart phone choice to employees – and 73.86% supporting BYOD programs for tablets – the survey shows that 74.86% of enterprises also offer similar support for laptops, with 50.66% of respondents extending their BYOD programs to the desktop platform.
One of the most striking findings in the survey is the growing profile of Apple’s Mac OS platform in the enterprise environment. Well over half of respondents (63.82%) report a rising presence of Mac laptops and desktops in their organizations over the past year, with 64.71% expecting to see this trend continue or accelerate over next 12-18 months.
“The expansion of device choice is great news for end users. However, the trends documented in this survey have also introduced challenges and costs for managing an exponential increase in devices and platforms that must be managed by IT organizations,” said Arben Kryeziu, founder and CEO of Code Rebel. “In today’s innovation economy, effective collaboration across device platforms is critical. Which is why we are seeing growing demand for solutions that help organizations absorb and integrate the communications and computing tools that workers depend on to do their jobs,” he said.
Indeed, more than three-quarters of respondents (76.47%) report that complexity at the endpoint has created integration challenges for the IT organization.
“To address this challenge, executives are embracing the principles behind cloud computing and IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) in general, and thin-client strategies in particular,” said Dr. James Canton, CEO & Chairman, Institute for Global Futures, who sits on the board of directors of Code Rebel. “The findings validate the foresight and innovation that Code Rebel’s remote access solutions offer to the market.”
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