|[January 15, 2013]
Webalo Survey Confirms "Mobile Revolution" as Companies Struggle with Security, Implementation Concerns
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
Webalo (News - Alert), Inc., today announced survey results confirming that a "mobile
revolution" is taking place as employees demand mobile access to the
enterprise beyond basic email and calendaring. The survey reflects
responses from more than 1,000 business executives.
Nearly half of respondents (45 percent) need mobile access to
"management reports and spreadsheets" to improve their productivity, but
nearly two thirds (64 percent) say security is a "top concern" when
granting mobile access.
The results suggest both a significant lost opportunity for companies
that want to improve employee productivity, and the lack of enterprise
mobility capabilities could result in an inability to attract and retain
The Mobile Revolution (News - Alert): More than 50% of companies say they
allow mobile enterprise access because "users are demanding it"
Mobile Data Access Drives Productivity: 98% of employees say
that mobile access to enterprise data would improve productivity
Security Remains a Top Concern: 64% of companies say that the
security of enterprise data is the "top concern" when granting
enterprise access from a mobile device
In-house Control: 79% of companies prefer to manage mobile
enterprise access through their own in-house IT professionals
Mobility Across Devices: 59% of respondents want mobile
enterprise access on a smartphone; 32% on tablets; 9% on laptops and
"The survey results indicate that companies are at serious risk of
falling behind their competition unless they can provide emploees with
secure, mobile access to the enterprise," said Peter Price, Webalo's
CEO. "We are in the midst of a mobile revolution that will continue to
accelerate into 2013 as employees grow increasingly comfortable working
on smartphones and tablets, and demand mobile access to enterprise
information beyond just email and calendar applications."
"In 2013, mobile devices will begin to reach their full potential as
employees rely on them for a wide range of mission critical enterprise
tasks such as checking inventory, updating customer information,
monitoring sales, or facilitating thousands of other 'long tail'
interactions that until recently required a desktop or laptop computer,"
said Price. "New enterprise mobility technologies, especially those like
Webalo that provide enterprise-to-mobile capabilities in minutes without
adding to IT's responsibilities, will combine with sustained pressure
from employees themselves to drive fundamental changes in the workplace
in 2013, changing how and where enterprise information is accessed."
The survey - conducted online from November 29 to December 6 -
generated responses from more than 1,000 executives in a cross section
of industries, company sizes, job titles, and job functions.
Webalo is enterprise mobility the way it was meant to be - easy, fast,
and affordable. It can be configured in minutes to deliver secure,
interactive, bi-directional, transactional mobile access to the
enterprise applications and data employees rely on to do their jobs -
all for pennies an app. It's 100x faster than traditional mobile
application development, a fraction of the cost, and simple enough for
anyone to master. Webalo reduces the burden on IT, lowers overhead (by
eliminating development software, coding, consultants, and technologies
for managing and distributing mobile apps), extends the value of
enterprise applications, and leverages the power of smartphones and
tablets. For more information, please visit www.webalo.com
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