Businesses are content to introduce mobile devices with little thought for security and costs.

That’s according to Lars Vestegaard, research director for IDC, who said that only about 40 percent of European organisations had got round to formulating a strategy – although, reassuringly, British businesses, with about 60 percent of organisations purchasing mobile services in a strategic way, are ahead of many of their European counterparts.

Vestergaard is one at the speakers at the IDG webcast, hosted by Techworld and sponsored by Nokia to be held on Thursday this week. He will be presenting some of the findings of recent IDC research and formulating some strategies for making more effective use of mobile devices. He will be setting out a number of ideas that organisations could adopt to improve their way that they can handle mobile devices.

Also speaking on the webcast will be Nokia’s head of business mobility Andrew Hawkins, who will be concentrating on the security aspects of device management.

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