Jul 31, 2012
As smartphone and tablet use grows in companies, IT wrestles with how to back up sensitive data that might reside on these platforms. IT can't simply deploy a software agent for full backups as it would with PCs or laptops because of restrictions built into mobile operating systems. Mobile backups are also complicated by the fact that many smartphones and tablets are the property of the employee, not the employer--86% of respondents to InformationWeek's 2012 Mobile Security Survey say they allow or plan to allow employee-owned devices.
Those employee-owned devices are likely to be Apple or Android products. Our survey shows that 46% of respondents allow employee-owned Apple iOS devices to store corporate data, followed by 36% that allow Android 3.x and 4.x devices, and 28% that allow Android 2.x devices.