CHALLENGES FACING MOBILITY IN ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS 4
Despite the obvious merits of technological transformation in the modern enterprise, Liu
(2015) observes that consumerization brings a plethora of challenges to these organizations.
Several issues emerge concerning the use of personal devices within the company. First, how to
support the new devices, of which users may have little knowledge. Second, ways of maximizing
visibility. Third, how to secure networks and data given their inability to control the personal
devices. Last but not least, how to distinguish between personal and corporate data on
individually-owned mobile devices.
Dijkman et al., (2015) reveals that one of the toughest challenges facing organizations
that seek increased mobility is the employee’s little knowledge on how to safeguard information
on personal devices. Recent research indicates that large enterprise data is created and consumed
on mobile devices (Liu, 2015). This phenomenon increases security risks for organizations.
Mobile security is the leading concern of enterprise security concerns in recent times. As the
consumption of data on mobile devices increases among employees, malware has become more
sophisticated to target business information. It is easy for mobile devices users to install
applications from unknown sources. Today, users can share apps amongst devices without
having to download them from the official app installer. These activities introduce new security
Additionally, the jailbreaking of iOS devices is a critical source of mobile data insecurity.
Stolen mobile devices fall into the wrong hands thereby exposing enterprise data to criminals
who can attack the organization (Liu, 2015). When employees engage in activities that expose
mobile data to the new level of risks without knowing, organizations must be more worried than
ever before. Lack of proper policies to increase the awareness of mobile security threats on these
employees is likely to limit the benefits of implementing the BYOD programs (Pang et al.,