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Enterprise Mobility ranks highly for IT investment in New Zealand, 21% of businesses rate mobility as a priority in 2012, finds Frost & Sullivan

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Enterprise Mobility ranks highly for IT investment in New Zealand, 21% of businesses rate mobility as a priority in 2012, finds Frost & Sullivan PR Newswire AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug. 16, 2012 - New Zealand Enterprises have a favourable view on BYOD and the market is expected to see increased demand for MDM and MAM solutions AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012, Frost & Sullivan surveyed 96 C level executives/IT managers/IT decision makers about enterprise mobility. The survey found that a majority of businesses in New Zealand have a favourable view of BYOD, with 72% of businesses supporting BYOD. Within this group, 53% of businesses allow BYOD for all employees and offer full support for devices, with another 19% allowing BYOD for specific departments. In the report, New Zealand Enterprise Mobility Market 2012, enterprise mobility ranks high in terms of priority compared to other IT investments. More than 21% of businesses rate mobility to be either their top priority, or a very important priority in 2012. One of the main aspects of enterprise mobility that is attractive to employers and employees alike is The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy. "Allowing employees to use a device of their choice for work by supporting a BYOD strategy is advantageous for organisations. Main benefits include increased productivity, greater employee retention (achieved through enhanced job satisfaction) and cost savings through lower capital and operating costs.

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Enterprise Mobility ranks highly for IT investment in New Zealand, 21% of businesses rate mobility as a priority in 2012, finds Frost & Sullivan
PR Newswire AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug. 16, 2012
- New Zealand Enterprises have a favourable view on BYOD and the market is expected to see increased demand for MDM and MAM solutions AUCKLAND, New Zealand,Aug. 16, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- In 2012, Frost & Sullivan surveyed 96 C level executives/IT managers/IT decision makers about enterprise mobility. The survey found that a majority of businesses inNew Zealandhave a favourable view of BYOD, with 72% of businesses supporting BYOD. Within this group, 53% of businesses allow BYOD for all employees and offer full support for devices, with another 19% allowing BYOD for specific departments. In the report,New Zealand Enterprise Mobility Market 2012, enterprise mobility ranks high in terms of priority compared to other IT investments. More than 21% of businesses rate mobility to be either their top priority, or a very important priority in 2012. One of the main aspects of enterprise mobility that is attractive to employers and employees alike is The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy. "Allowing employees to use a device of their choice for work by supporting a BYOD strategy is advantageous for organisations. Main benefits include increased productivity, greater employee retention (achieved through enhanced job satisfaction) and cost savings through lower capital and operating costs. However, there are challenges with security and policy" says Anand Balasubramanian, Industry Analyst,Australia& New Zealand ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan. Andre Clarke, Country Manager,New Zealand, Frost & Sullivan says, "BYOD is still at an early stage of adoption, with "Choose Your Own Device" (CYOD) more common, though BYOD is expected to become the preferred model for endpoints for organizations". Overall, the enterprise mobility market is expected to experience high adoption rates in the next few years, especially amongst medium sized organizations, Clarke elaborated. "Security risks and increased cost management complexities as a result of non-corporate plans are the top concerns in supporting BYOD. 47% of organisations rate security and data back up as main concerns when implementing a BYOD plan. Finding appropriately skilled IT professionals to manage the increased complexity that comes with supporting multiple platforms and devices is another challenge" explained Clarke. 56% of businesses are in favour of tablet adoption in 2012 and within this group about 32% intend to deploy tablets in 2012, whilst 24% intend to do so in 2013. 72% believe tablets are suitable for videoconferencing. Balasubramanian mentioned that another key enabling factor for enterprise