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Federal Agencies Adopting Document-Based Workflow Apps at Rapid Pace

Organizations, including public sector agencies, are continuing to adopt an increasing variety of apps to secure corporate information, according to a new report.

Earlier this week, mobile security provider Good Technology announced the key findings of its twelfth quarterly Mobility Index Report, an ongoing initiative to track and analyze the impact of mobile apps and platforms. According to the report, organizations continue to adopt an increasing variety of apps, with 67 percent of organizations adopting two or more apps beyond email.

In fact, the average organization now uses almost three and a half apps in addition to email, with secure browser leading all app categories for a third quarter in a row. 21 percent have deployed five or more apps and 5 percent have deployed 10 or more.

In May, Homeland Security Today reported on Good Technology’s eleventh quarterly Mobility Index Report, which revealed total app activations grew 160 percent over the past year. The latest report indicated organizations continue to mobilize apps and content at a rapid and accelerating pace.

“As the mobile device displaces the desktop as the primary computing platform, enterprise mobility is enabling employees with the secure apps and content they need,” said Christy Wyatt, chairman and CEO at Good Technology.

The widespread adoption of secure browser across all industries reflects the growing demand for secure access to the corporate intranet. The acceleration of secure work app deployments enables users to perform work-related and personal activities on the same device, protecting user information, such as email, contacts, voicemails, SMS, location, etc.

“We continue to see security at the heart of every enterprise conversation, coupled with end user privacy concerns,” Wyatt said. “Now more than ever, organizations require a platform that enables them to deploy secure-based apps while protecting end user privacy with containerization.”

In the public sector, the apps seeing the highest adoption rate are document-based workflow apps. Specifically, 47 percent of all app activations in the public sector were for document editing apps and 23 percent were for document access apps.

In addition, for the third quarter in a row, iOS significantly outpaced Android in regulated industries, accounting for 79 percent of public sector activations. IOS also maintained its strength in the healthcare, insurance and financial industries. In education, IOS makes up 76 percent of all devices.

For the first time, Android moved ahead of iOS in high-tech with 53 percent of devices. Android also saw gains in energy and manufacturing.

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