Adoption of mobility is currently happening too slowly and too tactically in many businesses
New global research from Oracle indicates that workers around the world are happier than ever to work in a mobile and flexible way. However, with the majority of organizations yet to embrace mobile working, the research also reveals that employers are at risk of it taking off without their input and guidance, leaving their businesses at the mercy of integration challenges and security threats. In the face of this challenge, Oracle calls on business executives to stop ‘holding back the tide’ and to instead ensure mobile working is deployed efficiently, securely and on their business’ own terms.
'We are calling on all organizations to accelerate mobile adoption, because it is currently happening too slowly and too tactically in many businesses. The current situation where employees are taking it upon themselves to go mobile is simply not tenable and insecure; without a strong partnership with IT, it will be very challenging for businesses to secure the mission-critical data being accessed by mobile workers.'
- Around the world, workers are embracing the concept of mobile working and believe that doing so makes them more productive.
- 68% of respondents stated they are happier working in a more mobile and flexible way. In India, the figure is almost the same at 67%.
- Over half (53%) think mobile and flexible working makes them more productive, rising slightly to 55% in India.
- Less than a quarter (24%) of respondents stated that their employer actively encourages mobile working. In India, this figure rises to 31%.
- 21% of respondents overall and the same percentage respondents in India say their employer actively tries to limit the applications and data employees can access on their mobile phones.
- 15% of those surveyed said they had found a way to use their mobile for work without any help or intervention from their employer, rising to 17% in India.
- Over half (56%) of respondents overall and 53% in India said they are working in a more mobile way than they were two years ago.
- 40% over all and in India believe mobility will become even more integral to their work in the next two years.