As adoption of mobile devices continues its meteoric rise, it's increasingly difficult for IT to balance control, security, cost considerations and the need to increase user productivity.
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Where IT pros fall on this spectrum often determines how they make their mobile purchasing decisions, according to the results of a recent TechTarget survey of 747 IT respondents. There are stark differences in the smartphone purchasing trends of cost-conscious IT pros, compared to those focused on maintaining control, for example. And the drivers for tablet purchases are different as well, depending upon whether the buyer is a first-timer or in the process of a product refresh.
The enterprise mobile purchasing survey results also indicate just how early the market is for two hot topics: convertible tablets (also known as 2-in-1 PCs) and enterprise mobility management, or EMM.