Oracle: Security concerns stymie BYOD adoption in Europe
Forty-four percent of European companies don't allow employees to bring their own device (BYOD) and 29 percent allow only senior employees to use BYOD, finds the Oracle European BYOD Index. What's more, 20 percent of European businesses have no rules in place for BYOD.
The biggest concern hindering BYOD adoption is security, finds the study. Nearly half of respondents have deep concerns about device security and more than half care about application security and data security, says an Oracle press release.
Oracle attributes these security fears to the fact that many businesses aren't familiar with mobile security techniques like containerization, mobile device management and mobile application management.
"The issue of security seems to have pushed many organizations across Europe into denial about and resistance towards BYOD," said Suhas Uliyar, vice president of mobile strategy and product management at Oracle, in a statement.
Two-thirds of European companies that deny BYOD have deep concerns about security, while only 6 percent of those allowing BYOD cited security as a concern.
- check out the Oracle press release
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