A recent survey by LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOGM) and Edge Strategies reveals that IT professionals significantly underestimate the scope of the bring-your-own-app trend in their workplace.
Designed to explore the usage and adoption of employee-introduced cloud applications in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, the study delves into the types and numbers of applications entering the workplace, as well as IT´s response to managing and controlling this influx. As indicated in the study, while approximately 70 percent of companies surveyed reported active use of employee-introduced apps in the workplace, IT professionals surveyed estimated the number of these apps to be 2.8 apps per organization. However, subsequent data collected from similar-sized organizations via app discovery technology found that the average number of BYO apps to be closer to 21 per company.
LogMeIn transforms the way people work and live through secure connections to the computers, devices, data, and people that make up their digital world. LogMeIn is headquartered in Boston´s Innovation District with offices in Australia, Hungary, India, Ireland, and the UK.