|European Workforce Mobility on the Rise but Challenges Remain|
|OTHER / MARKET RESEARCH / Saturday, 06 November 2010 14:56|
LONDON, November 5, 2010 -- Industry-leading analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC), today announced the Western European results from its 2010 EMEA Enterprise Mobility Survey, which questioned 1,240 end users in 13 countries across EMEA on the latest workforce mobility trends within their organizations. Interviews were conducted in July/August 2010 across seven countries in the Western European region of the survey, including 10 company size categories and industry verticals.
Key findings from the survey include the following:
"As IDC has long argued, increased workforce mobility and the popularization of mobile technologies are raising awareness of the benefits mobility can deliver across many aspects of Europe's businesses, including customer service, decision making, workforce productivity and, especially in 2010, business continuity," said Nicholas McQuire, research director of Enterprise Mobility EMEA for IDC. "But most of these benefits cannot be fully realized because many large and small European organizations lack centralized cost control, visibility, and efficient security and management mechanisms for mobility across their ICT environments.
"Although there are some very compelling results from this survey, notably, the hard evidence that European IT departments are planning to support multiple mobile platforms in future, driven by the increasing popularity of Apple and Android smartphones among businesses in Europe, the feedback on service outsourcing, and the conservative approach towards supporting personal devices for business use over the next three years in Europe, the overall message speaks to this critical aspect the most."
The EMEA Enterprise Mobility Survey, conducted annually, is designed to gather the latest customer insight on business and IT strategic priorities and the latest perceived wisdom on the benefits and challenges of mobile working, and to understand purchasing plans over the next three years across a range of business mobility areas such as devices, operating platforms, applications, and services. IDC will highlight additional survey results in forthcoming reports.
For more information on the survey, contact Research Director Nicholas McQuire, Enterprise Mobility EMEA, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel.: +44 (0) 7748 188 786.
To arrange a one-on-one briefing with Nicholas McQuire, please contact Andrew Shepherd at email@example.com.
Join the discussions in the IDC Insights Community; read Nicholas McQuire's Global Enterprise Mobility Blog here: http://idc-insights-community.com/resources/3f318335ec/summary.
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