LANDesk survey reveals just 20% of IT service desks can adequately manage all mobile devices used by employees for work

LONDON – September 3, 2012 – New research by LANDesk Software reveals that while employee use of smart mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets for work is widespread, only half of IT service desk managers can manage the use of company owned devices, and this falls to around 20% when personal devices are considered.

The research, which surveyed 200 IT professionals in the UK between May and July 2012, found that 80% of companies issue smart devices to employees and 60% are aware that personal devices access the company network.

When it comes to ability to manage such devices, 47% are able to tell what company-owned devices connect to their network and a similar number have a strategy or policy governing their use. When personal devices are also considered the ability to see them on the network remains relatively high at 43% but only 23% have a strategy or policy governing their use.

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