A new Symantec survey of 6,275 enterprises in 43 countries reveals that enterprise application development increasingly means mobile development. Among those surveyed, 71 percent said that they were at least discussing the possibility of developing custom mobile applications. In addition, 73 percent said that adopting mobile technology has had a positive impact on their business. And a majority (59 percent) now rely on mobile devices for line-of-business applications.
On the downside, 48 percent of enterprises said that mobile technology is “somewhat to extremely challenging.” And 41 percent said mobile apps represent one of their top three IT risks.