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OK Labs Research Reveals Frustrated IT Professionals and Corporate End Users Have Differing Opinions on Who Should Provide the Solution
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - May 05, 2009) - Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), the leading provider of embedded virtualization software for mobile phones and broadband internet devices, today announced the results of its 2009 Mobile Access to Enterprise Applications Research report, which found corporate end users and IT professionals believe that mobile access to enterprise applications growth will outpace the growth of mobile email over the next two years. Although this type of access is typically provided through a secure virtualized environment managed by corporate IT departments, the study further illustrates that corporate users expect to access this data from their mobile handsets.
The study also found that corporate end users and IT professionals are frustrated with the usability of current enterprise application delivery solutions for mobile handsets. In fact, when it comes to mobile access to enterprise applications, the study shows that 76 percent of IT respondents believe that inadequate virtualization interfaces of mobile enterprise application delivery solutions is a barrier to adoption, and 15 percent of corporate end users describe virtualization interfaces provided by the carrier or handset manufacturer as difficult or impossible to use.
"One of the most significant outcomes of this survey is the realization that whoever -- handset developers or carrier networks -- is able to secure and deliver mobile access to enterprise applications with the right virtualization and mobile enterprise application delivery interface will gain control of the enterprise market," said Steve Subar, President and CEO of OK Labs.
Expected growth of virtualization and mobile enterprise application delivery solutions
The survey found that respondents anticipate major …