Welcome to the latest edition of the IP news roundup. Here are the latest headlines in BYOD, cloud, big data and more:
- The 2013 iPass/MobileIron Mobile Enterprise Report revealed that the top two sources of IT frustration are onboarding and supporting mobile devices. According to the report, “The fact that onboarding and supporting personal devices beat out even security concerns suggests the significance of the burden IT feels from BYOD.” Meanwhile, only 48% of IT departments are managing mobility budgets, compared with 53% last year. Business units (22%) and finance departments (18%) are now controlling mobility budgets. For more information, see the complete report.
- Mobile is shaping the future of business intelligence (BI). Gartner revealed that “by 2015, over 50% of mobile BI users will rely exclusively on mobile devices for insight delivery, and will grow BI users by 20%.” These numbers are increasing because mobile presents a fast and convenient way to access timely business information. For more information on how mobility is encouraging BI adoption, see Gartner’s article on Forbes.com.
- Schools adopt cloud faster than enterprise businesses. A study by CDW Government revealed that 40% of K-12 schools are using cloud services. According to an article on InfoWorld.com, this means that underfunded schools are adopting cloud services faster than most Global 2000 enterprises are. The article’s author states, “If the Global 2000 gets anywhere near 30 percent use of cloud services in four years, it will be a miracle. Unfortunately, I think it will be more like 3 to 5 percent for the aggressive enterprises.” While Global 2000 enterprises are slow to adopt the cloud, the article states that K-12 schools “can’t afford not to use these services, because cloud computing lets them get much more IT for the money.” For more information on cloud adoption trends, see the InfoWorld.com article.
- And finally … you can learn a thing or two about big data from Monty Python. Much like King Arthur who went on the quest for the Holy Grail in the classic Monty Python movie, IT professionals are on a quest for the “Big Data Holy Grail.” An article on the Attivio blog compares IT professionals to the people who came before King Arthur and tried to cross the bridge. If the bridge keeper were to ask them, “What business problem are you trying to solve with the help of big data?” many wouldn’t be able to answer and would be thrown off the bridge. The article advises IT professionals to first understand the details behind the question, as King Arthur did when he confused the bridge keeper and was able to cross. For more big data lessons from Monty Python, see the Attivio article.
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