Apple device management solution developer Jamf Software says enterprise Apple adoption is on the up-- and according to a Dimensional Research survey of 300 US-based IT professionals the industry lacks tools to handle the iDevice influx.
The survey shows internal IT team support of iPhones and iPads at 91% and 89% respectively, while 78% of participants cite user preference as a main reason for supporting Apple.
Mac PC support stands at 60%.
Meanwhile 98% anticipate enterprise Apple device adoption to grow by "at least" 25% over the next 3 years, and such influx means more work for IT as according to 91% of surveyed professionals Apple device and enablement requires IT involvement.
As to cope for such growth, 40% will get additional IT budget and 20% will hire more staff-- although a good number (23%) of companies lack a solid plan to deal with the iDevice influx, and a far larger percentage (80%) lacks confidence in their management software of choice, mainly due to the use of Windows-based solutions to manage Apple devices.Read more...