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.
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.