Now that Apple has unveiled the new iPad, concerns continue to mount over the influx of mobile devices converging on the corporate network: namely whether companies have formal bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs that can handle the increased demand for bandwidth.
Brocade (http://www.brocade.com/index.page) — a company that offers “network solutions that help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a virtualized world where applications and information can reside anywhere” — has revealed the results of a survey of 120 IT decision-makers, which found that:
° Almost 40% of respondents indicated that employees use mobile devices to access their corporate networks regardless of an official bring-your-own-device policy.
° More than 30% of decision-makers expect traffic on their networks to increase as a direct result of the iPad 3.
° Almost 40% claim that they’re making no additional investments in their networks to account for this traffic increase.
— Dennis Sellers