LANDESK Survey: The New Mobile Workforce

The role of IT managers has changed drastically in a short period of time – revolutionized by smart mobile devices and increased remote connection tools. While end users in the workforce are rapidly making use of these advances, IT managers are trying to find the best way to maintain control of their IT environments. LANDESK Software recently conducted a survey in order to determine how IT managers are maintaining control of and simplifying end-user computing in this new mobile workforce.

LANDESK surveyed 193 customers, the majority of whom were IT managers and administrators in medium-to-large size enterprise organizations. Of those surveyed, 96 percent reported that end users in their organizations are now using two or more computing devices in the workplace; however, only 75 percent reported that they are actually managing two or more devices per user.

Additional survey findings include:

  • 44 percent of those surveyed said at least part of their workforce works remotely.
  • 77 percent of those surveyed said end users use their personal mobile devices in the workplace.
  • 54 percent of those surveyed reported that they do not currently have a security strategy for mobile devices in place.
  • 37 percent of those surveyed reported that they deal with more than 10 malware incidents a month.

A press release summarizing the survey findings can be found here. Also, a downloadable version of the New Mobile Workforce infographic on this page can be found below.

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The survey's findings are further illustrated by the graphic above.