Study Reveals “Big Doubts” by Corporate IT on Mobile Compliance

Accellion and AIIM Study Reveals Widespread Concerns About Sharing Content on Mobile Devices

 
Palo Alto, CA – September 16, 2013 –

 

Only 18 percent of organizations are confident that their mobile policies are compliant with corporate policy and government regulation, according to research released today by Accellion, Inc., the pioneer in providing enterprise-class, secure mobile productivity solutions, and AIIM, a global non-profit organization that provides independent research, education, and certification programs to information professionals. In addition, 51 percent of organizations have ‘big doubts’ about their mobile content management processes.

The growing chasm between what mobile workers want and what IT departments can secure is causing friction for organizations in all industries. Only 30 percent of organizations have an approved BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy in place, yet 46 percent of respondents reported that information access via mobile is ‘essential’ and another 24 percent cite it as ‘somewhat important.’

“The growing need for mobile content access by employees is creating significant security headaches for organizations,” said Paula Skokowski, chief marketing officer of Accellion. “How employees access corporate information is changing, and organizations need to respond to these changes by implementing new mobile policies and processes, or risk playing security catch-up with their employees.”

With 70 percent of respondents expressing they are ‘concerned’ and another 20 percent ‘extremely concerned’ about mobile file sharing there is clear need for organizations to develop mobile content access policies and functionality.

Other findings from the report include:

  • Sixty-three percent of organizations want to eliminate or limit VPN use.
  • Nearly two-thirds of respondents have or plan to allow official enterprise content management (ECM access) via mobile devices
  • 91 percent of users must limit or control which sites or folders are accessible to end users on mobile devices, e.g., mobile users can access sales documents but not HR documents
  • While 51 percent of large organizations have an MDM solution in place, only 24% of smaller organizations have such solutions.
  • Only 14 percent of organizations have a corporate app store, with another 14 percent in the process of developing one.

To view the full research findings download a complimentary copy of the AIIM report entitled “Survey Report: Mobile Content Security and Productivity.” 

 

About Accellion

Accellion, Inc. is an award-winning, well-funded, private company that provides enterprise-class mobile productivity solutions to enable secure, anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. Accellion mobile file sharing solutions are deployed in private cloud environments to provide the ease-of-use business users need while giving the enterprise organization the flexibility, control and security it needs. More than 12 million users and 1,900 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Lovells; Bridgestone; Ogilvy & Mather; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion to protect intellectual property, ensure compliance, improve business productivity and reduce IT costs. For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.