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Over 1 billion employee-owned mobile devices by 2018

According to an article published on IT NEWS AFRICA, decision makers in business may have to consider more than one policy or measure in their future BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategies. According to a report by Juniper Research, by the year 2018 there is expected to be more than 1 billion employee-owned mobile devices in the enterprise.

This figure represents approximately 35% of the total installed base of consumer-owned tablets and smartphones. Technology executives have referred to an IDC statistic which claims that by the year 2020, third platform technologies (mobile, cloud, social and big data) will make up 80% of all IT spending compared with 20% in 2011.

The adoption of mobile technology in Africa warrants consideration of what experts have called ‘three absolutes’ – technology must be manageable, secure and reliable.

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