Industry Research : No IT Support for Mobile Devices at Number of Irish Organisations
A survey has found that 25% of Irish organisations are providing no IT support for the personal devices accessing their corporate network.
This is despite the fact that 85% of those surveyed stated that employees use their own mobile devices, smart phone and tablets, to access work related applications, the survey conducted on behalf of Citrix at this year's annual Virtual Computing Forum shows.
More than 95% of the 98 senior IT executives surveyed said smart phones and tablet computers, whether employee or company owned, are in use in their organisation, with 99% of companies having laptops in use.
Grace O'Rourke Veitch, country manager, Ireland, Citrix said it was very surprising that so many Irish companies still have no systems in place to support these mobile devices.
"Mobile personal devices that are outside the control and visibility of the company bring their own new set of security risks. Employees are bypassing the IT department and accessing the corporate network with their preferred communications tools, with the potential for privacy, compliance and risk management issues.
"Keeping track of all devices on the corporate network, enabling permission based access and ensuring the security of data should be top priority for any business."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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