A recent study has revealed that these programs are leading gadgets to be wiped as a regular practice.
According to the Fiberlink division at IBM, and a recent data analysis that they have conducted, one of the biggest smartphone trends in BYOD programs is to remotely wipe mobile devices.
This feature is proving itself to be exceptionally popular among enterprise clients who run these programs.
The figures from Fiberlink have shown that among the users of the MaaS360 cloud platform, there are currently an average of 450 mobile devices that are being wiped on a daily basis. This makes the practice a considerable one among smartphone trends in businesses. This platform is based in Pennsylvania and is used for the management of millions of cell phones and other gadgets in enterprises worldwide.
Among smartphone trends in the enterprise community, this has become a sizeable one across all of its verticals.
What the data analysis showed was that while there are many different Mobile Device Management (MDM) features available through the MaaS360, it is the device wiping that has seen some of the largest growth across all of its verticals.
For every three minutes of the day, enterprises are now wiping another device. This means that in the average day, 450 smartphones and tablets are wiped, which represents a massive 130,000 in the last year. Moreover, Fiberlink pointed out that this represents the equivalent of between 10 and 20 percent of the total average device fleet for the firm in the last year.
What the firm means when it says that a “wipe” has been conducted, is either of two different activities. The first is a complete wipe, which was the case in about one of every three gadgets that were wiped. The second is a partial wipe, which is made up by the other two out of every three mobile devices.
The smartphone trends showed that approximately half of these remote wipes by businesses occur automatically while the other half is specifically initiated by an administrator. Among the top reasons given for the automatic wiping, the lead was that the gadget has become “jailbroken” (which has to do with Apple smartphones and tablets), as opposed to being lost or stolen.