Here's an interesting story from Information Week that details an emerging problem in today's business world. Apparently IT managers are just realizing that if they don't manage mobile devices, they are putting the business at risk.
Of course, ZENworks users are well ahead of the curve in this area. ZENworks Handheld Management allows you to secure stolen handhelds, protect user data, manage mobile devices, and drastically reduce the support costs associated with all those different devices.
Here's what they had to say about it in the article:
"What's shocking, though, isn't that one company finds itself in this situation. It's how widespread this laissez-faire approach to managing mobile devices is. Not only have most organizations in InformationWeek's recent survey of 307 business technology managers not adopted mobile device management strategies, most of them--52%--don't even have plans to buy or implement tools that would help them corral proliferating wireless devices.
IT leaders need to get ahead of this issue. Mobile device management will become a must-have capability for most IT departments over the next few years--and we think it's closer to two than five. As mobile devices and applications take over many of the functions previously carried out on desktop PCs, the ability to secure, track, update, and provision such devices will present a significant competitive advantage in many industries, from financial services to health care to shipping and logistics. As the power and connectivity of mobile devices surge, their numbers will explode. Research firm IDC predicts that sales of converged mobile devices for businesses will reach 63 million units worldwide by 2010, up from 7.3 million in 2005."
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