BlackBerry releases BYOD and enterprise mobility survey for India

71 percent of Indian organizations either have a mobility policy or are in the process of drafting one, said a survey by BlackBerry.

The India Enterprise Mobility survey – conducted by BlackBerry in association with CMR — said selecting the right platform and developing an enterprise mobility strategy emerged as a challenge for deploying a mobility solution.

42 percent of the organizations have a BYOD policy in place. IT/ITeS vertical is leading in terms of BYOD policy, followed by BFSI & Telecom, and Media & Entertainment.

Data protection followed by device security emerged as the biggest concerns while implementing BYOD policy.

“BlackBerry is constantly looking at new opportunities and avenues to further strengthen our enterprise offerings and address the growing complexities and risks of mobile communication,” said Sunil Lalvani, managing director, BlackBerry India.

Sunil Lalvani, managing director for India at BlackBerry


More than 20 percent of employees use their personal devices to access work related information on a regular basis in around one-third of organizations.

Top usage refers to email, specific app & calendaring when it comes to company information access.

BYOD policy adoption is at a fairly nascent stage. Of the organizations which have adopted, 25 percent created in last 6 months and 60 percent in last one year; Even the highly regulated BFSI has seen traction in the last 6 months.

Back-up, restore and protection of personal data figure high on policy priority.

Social media sites are at the top of the restricted list.

Lost devices, maintenance and procurement and security of enterprise data on employee mobile devices are the key concerns with BYOD implementation.

Security, policy compliance and ability to support multiple mobile platforms are the top three factors taken into consideration by organizations while implementing BYOD.

More than three-fourth of the organizations surveyed remain sceptical about benefits outweighing the risks for BYOD.

More than half of the organizations are aware of the more flexible and evolved version of BYOD policy like COPE (Corporate Owned Personally Enabled); highest awareness levels in IT/ITeS and Telecom sectors.

MDM, Apps & Cloud

Security compliance and back-up & restore emerged as the top priorities for MDM.

Email, Sales Force Automation and Social networking for collaboration emerged as the top three enterprise application used.

One in every eight organizations explores customized enterprise apps for their mobile workforce. Manufacturing and BFSI lead this space.

Around 50 percent of the organizations are considering a move to cloud for their mobility requirements, especially in Telecom, Media and Entertainment followed by Healthcare vertical.

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