SOURCE: iPass

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November 16, 2010 00:01 ET

Latest iPass Mobile Workforce Report Finds Cross-Generational Technology Gap Is a Myth

Median Age of a Technology Savvy Mobile Employee Is 46

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today published its quarterly Mobile Workforce Report. The report found that the cross-generational tech chasm in the workplace is a myth as overall mobile worker preferences and behavioral characteristics across age groups and geographies are similar. In fact, the median age of a mobile employee is somewhere around 46.

The report, which drew from the experiences of more than 1,100 mobile employees, found that personal smartphone liability played a much bigger factor on device usage than age.

"The iPass research findings confirm the demand to connect personally-owned Apple IOS and Android devices to the corporate network is not limited to a specific age group. The MWC data surfaces that the underlying security risks are still a threat and need to be mitigated," said JP Finnell, enterprise analyst at GigaOM Pro. "This presents an opportunity for corporate IT to jointly develop enterprise mobility policies that leverage enterprise functionality in recent releases of IOS and Android with the capabilities of third-party enterprise mobility service providers."

"Today nearly a third of people use an unmanaged smartphone for work. Unmanaged smartphones are a significant risk to enterprises," said Steven Wastie, senior vice president marketing and product management at iPass. "Twenty percent of these mobile employees have experienced a relevant security issue with their smartphone containing business data lost, stolen, infected or hacked."

The mobile employee survey also uncovered:

About the Report
The iPass Mobile Workforce Report is published quarterly and based on two sources:

  • More than 1,100 survey responses from mobile enterprise employees between October 10 and October 31, 2010 (48 percent from North America, 37 percent from Europe and 12 percent from Asia Pac).
  • Enterprise mobile broadband usage data collected by iPass across its user base from July 1 through August 30, 2010.

About iPass Inc.
Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is a leading provider of enterprise mobility services with 3,500 customers, including more than 420 of the Forbes Global 2000. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog. 

iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Other company names and product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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