Sunnyvale, California – The Enterprise Device Alliance (EDA) today opened its 3rd annual survey to learn from IT administrators about the deployment and management of smartphones and tablets in their organizations. The survey asks about the projected growth in the number of devices, the impact on IT of managing mobile devices, the barriers to broad acceptance, and the challenges of managing these devices.

The results of the survey will provide a view of the issues that IT departments confront as they accommodate the increased use of mobile devices in their enterprise. IT administrators are encouraged to contribute to the survey. The survey will be online until November 30, 2013.

“The rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets is challenging enterprises to deliver secure, mobile access to information while protecting customer data and ensuring the organizations’ integrity and productivity,” said T. Reid Lewis, president of the Enterprise Device Alliance. “With this annual survey, we want to hear the most urgent priorities and concerns from those dealing directly with the issue to allow us to analyze how the environment has changed over the last few years.”

In a survey conducted last year by the EDA related to this topic, IT administrators asserted that the number one reason that limits organizations’ willingness to support employees using a mobile device was “devices don’t meet our security standards” (65%). Complete results of the surveys from 2011 and 2012 and other surveys are available in the Enterprise Device Alliance Resource Center.

The Alliance will present and discuss the survey results in a webinar scheduled for December 12 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. Sign up for the webcast online.

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The Enterprise Device Alliance (EDA) was founded as the Enterprise Desktop Alliance in 2008 initially focusing on the integration of Macintosh into enterprise IT infrastructure. In September 2011, the members renamed the organization the Enterprise Device Alliance to reflect their added support for the newly popular iPhones, iPads and Android devices in addition to the Mac. The Alliance provides information to IT managers and administrators about the ways they can leverage their Windows infrastructure, management tools and expertise to easily integrate Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android devices into their organizations. Member companies include Absolute Software, Acronis, Centrify, and Parallels. For more information, visit the EDA online. Copyright (C) 2012 The Enterprise Device Alliance. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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