A new Citrix Mobility in Business Report has found that Canadian businesses are embracing mobility to stay competitive.
The results emphasize the risks corporations face by not adopting a mobile strategy, revealing that companies lose competitive edge and face security threats associated with unidentified employee devices accessing the corporate network.
According to Citrix, 71 percent of enterprises believe mobility is a top priority for their business and 63 percent believe it to be the greatest factor in helping their organization gain a competitive advantage. Approximately half of companies have implemented technologies to support mobile devices, with 48 percent using mobile device management and 47 percent using mobile application management.
Citrix also says that BYOD is quickly becoming the norm, with 71 percent of companies allowing, accommodating and encouraging the use of personally owned devices. Of these companies, 76 percent estimate that more than 100 unidentified devices access their networks each day.
The survey also shows the barriers organizations are facing when implementing their mobility initiatives. Organizations reported an average of three main barriers preventing formal support for mobility initiatives—the most common being a lack of security controls for new devices and clients (38 percent), followed by legacy systems unfit for mobile purposes (37 percent) and challenges supporting multiple mobile operating systems (36 percent).