Friday, May 05, 2006

IIPM B&E (Mobile viruses are on the rise and for anti-virus companies it spells money!)

The threat of mobile viruses is as real as is the possibility of Microsoft issuing another security patch by the time you end up reading this article. Read: very high! And now, the Economic Intelligence Unit and Symantec have come out with a survey that shows that rising mobile phone security risk is preventing as many as 60% of companies worldwide from giving their employees high-end smartphones. Despite this scepticism, IDC figures also show that by 2009 the worldwide ‘mobile workforce’ will touch 27.3%. Moreover, Gartner predicts that by 2008, 80% of mobile users will access e-mails wirelessly on their mobile….

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Source :- IIPM Editorial, 2006

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