The rise of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend will cause desktop sales to become obsolete within five years, research from Intrinsic Technology has predicted.
But despite a large number of respondents mentioning BYOD as a growing phenomenon, 30 per cent of those questioned felt the security they currently apply to mobile devices would not be sufficient for an auditor.
In total, 38 per cent of CIOs from companies with 1,000-plus employees questioned by the cloud computing and unified communications specialist, believe desktop purchasing will be a thing of the past within five years, paving the way for BYOD.
Adam Jarvis, managing director of Intrinsic Technology, said: “BYOD introduces multiple devices and operating systems into the office, making for a complex IT landscape. This may be one reason why IT managers are dissatisfied with their security policies.
“Methods of management therefore have to change. It will only become more difficult to maintain a secure, multifaceted infrastructure, so outsourcing IT management to firms that can prioritise security is an increasingly attractive proposition for businesses.”
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