The latest round of tablet, smartphone and PC forecasts from IDC released yesterday in their smart connected device market forecastshows how rapidly tablets and large-screen (5+ inch) smartphones are redefining the market.
These forecasts also underscore how the majority of enterprises need to better plan how to get the most out of mobility investments given the constraints of their IT infrastructures.
The bottom line is that the majority of enterprises today aren’t prepared for the pace of change that the IDC forecasts predict.
Many are struggling to orchestrate mobile device management, security, and workable Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) governance into their IT planning. Initiating and improving application development, reliability and security for mobile applications is also lagging behind, especially in manufacturers.
2013 IDG Global Solutions (IGS) research based on 25,601 worldwide technology professionals and consumers shows that across every corner of the globe the volume of people interacting with mobile is escalating. Whether on tablets or smartphones, at work or outside of it, survey participants consume all forms of content from entertainment videos, to product research, to full commercial engagement with advertising.
Mobile: a Gateway to Information and Entertainment
An IDG Global Solutions (IGS) survey found a growing overlap between home and work use among participants in 43 countries. For tech buyers, a mobile device is a research and information gathering tool. They are reading news, conducting research, comparison shopping, and visiting vendor sites. And, social networks play a prominent role (see infographic below).
This infographic from IDG Connect is based on aggregated TM interviews from 100+ North American respondents in cross-section of job titles and industries. It looks at how mobile devices affect one’s lifestyle at work verses their personal life. Does mobility really make you more productive or does it make you selfish?
FRAMINGHAM, MA–(Marketwire – Oct 8, 2012) - IDG Enterprise – the media company comprising Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, DEMO, CSO, CIO Executive Council, ITworld and CFOworld — announces the launch of CITEworld.com, a comprehensive resource for IT professionals and business leaders who want to make the most of consumer technologies in the workplace. Under the editorial direction of Matt Rosoff, CITEworld.com will cover smartphones and tablets in the enterprise, mobile apps, BYOD, cloud services, social computing, collaboration, data security, renegade development, and the new breed of user-focused enterprise startups that are disrupting the IT landscape.
Mobile devices are invading the workplace as they have at home. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is becoming a popular term as smartphones and tablets join PCs at work. IDC’s Karsten Weide sees a lot of opportunity for marketers in the mobile space. He explains in this interview with IDG Global Solutions Director Howard Sholkin who asked Weide about his recommendations for BtoB marketers….
50% say allowing application access via any device, anywhere is a top driver for use of alternative application delivery, but methods to actually provide that access vary.
SAN FRANCISCO — InformationWeek Reports (http://reports.informationweek.com), a service provider for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report. Anywhere, Anytime App Delivery encompasses analysis of results from InformationWeek’s recent 2012 Alternative Application Delivery Survey and guides readers in securely delivering the applications employees need, no matter where they are or what devices they’re equipped with. Nearly 500 IT pros weighed in on how they efficiently accomplish this; for 66%, the browser is the preferred architecture, but the biggest surprise was the popularity of application virtualization, which is in widespread use by 35% of respondents.
BYOD is often assumed to offer cost savings to organizations that implement it. After all, conventional wisdom suggests, you’re not paying for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. In most organizations, however, that’s not how things work out. BYOD often ends up increasing costs rather than cutting them.
There are a number of different factors that drive up the cost and some of them are very obvious and easy to spot. The cost of licensing and setting up mobile management tools is pretty obvious. Added calls to the helpdesk involving a wide swath of mobile technologies isn’t quite so obvious. Monitoring and managing network devices for BYOD related issues like security and network load may not even occur to some executives as a cost issue worthy of concern.
Building the Mobile Enterprise Will Be Discussed at the Gartner Catalyst Conference, August 20-23 in San Diego
The rapid proliferation of consumer mobile devices is changing the traditional IT environment in enterprises, as 90 percent of enterprises have already deployed mobile devices, with smartphones being most widely deployed, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. Eighty-six percent of enterprises surveyed said that they plan to deploy media tabletsthis year.