Enterprise mobility has grown exponentially over the past few years, primarily driven by changes in technology and employee behavior. BYOD and CoIT have become mainstream in CIO strategies over the past couple of years.
2013 promises to be another exciting year for enterprise mobility with expansion into newer frontiers:
- Machine-to-Machine (M2M) will be a key driver. With the Internet becoming almost ubiquitous, analysts predict M2M will drive a 25% increase in software spending by 2014. We are already beginning to witness this in the consumer appliance industry where thermostats, home alarms etc. can be controlled remotely. We will see more of this in 2013 and years to come, proliferating across various industries
- "Mobile first" is gradually gaining acceptance across the spectrum. It is expected that one-third of all new applications will target a mobile platform in 2013
- As device diversity becomes the norm, the MDM market will consolidate and move toward mobile application management. It will expand beyond basic device management capabilities (such as security) and evolve into a broader platform to support adjacent areas such as enterprise content management
- In 2013, it is expected that enterprise mobility will offer industry-specific solutions in areas such as retail, healthcare, oil and gas. The U.S. Federal Government is also revamping its mobile strategy, as outlined by Steven VanRoekel, CIO of the Federal Government. Mobile wallets are also expected to gain popularity in the consumer space
- As RIM and Microsoft try to broaden their presence in 2013, developer adoption on platforms will play a crucial role for mass adoption. Apple and Google have dominated this segment in past years
- SMBs will be another key market for mobility, primarily around BYOD, mobile commerce, and rich applications. Analysts predict SMB's mobile connectivity to enterprise business will grow 25% in 2013
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