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If it was in a stronger market position, Research In Motion could be a dominant player in this field, given its base among businesses. Late last year, the Canadian company introduced its next-generation enterprise management platform -- designed not only for the management of BlackBerry devices, data and apps , but also for iOS and Android devices.
Analyst Laura DiDio noted that her firm, Information Technology Intelligence Consulting, recently released a survey about the BYOD trend. It polled 550 companies worldwide this summer, and found that 62 percent now allow their employees to use their own devices for work -- including desktops as well as mobile devices.
She said the MDM market would continue to grow, as the top three challenges cited by BYOD companies were difficulty of management and support, provisioning new applications and security.
DiDio also pointed out that, while small businesses use mobile devices about as much as larger businesses, they are much more dependent on mobile communications and apps to run their businesses.