New Enterprise Mobility Market Growth Prediction
According to a Zion Research report, the global enterprise mobility market was valued at around $85.0 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $500.0 billion in 2020, expanding at a compound annual growth rate of slightly above 24 percent between 2015 and 2020.
Spotlight on PowWow Mobile’s App Transformation Platform
Last summer, Gartner said that by the end of 2017 market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organizations’ ability to deliver them. This pent-up demand should be good for the business of PowWow Mobile, a San Francisco-based company that provides a transformation platform called SmartUX, which allows companies to create native mobile apps from any web or Windows application.
IT Decision Makers Struggle to Keep Up with Digital Transformation
A recent study found 52 percent of the surveyed IT decision makers say they are challenged to keep pace with digital transformation. The research, conducted by Sungard Availability Services, found digital transformation is a high priority for 84 percent of businesses, but several obstacles can slow progress.
Enterprise Mobility Solutions Are Not The Future, But The Present
Despite the burgeoning number of smartphone users, it is believed that technology penetration in the 3 billion strong global workforce is just 20 percent. This means that there is huge untapped potential for developing technology aimed at maximizing workforce efficiency. And, with the rapid adoption of smartphones and increased Internet penetration, the enterprise mobility space is poised for huge growth.
Digital Transformation’s Attainability
Companies that become digital enterprises see a 26 percent increase in profitability, a 12 percent increase in valuation and a 9 percent increase in revenue to asset ratio, according to research from Capgemini Consulting.
Microsoft Rebrands Its Enterprise Mobility Suite
Microsoft is rebranding its Enterprise Mobility Suite to become Enterprise Mobility + Security, in order to “more accurately communicate its value.” For existing EMS customers, the new product will become Enterprise Mobility + Security E3, with no changes, while a new, expanded version will be generally available to customers in Q4 2016.
Network Is The “Foundation” of Digital Transformation
While security, collaboration, and datacenter analytics remain a top priority, Cisco has said it is the network infrastructure itself that forms the foundation of digital transformation — and that it is in a unique position to be able to leverage this infrastructure and the innovation occurring across it.
Telstra Acquires MSC Mobility
Telstra has entered into an agreement to acquire Australian enterprise mobility solutions provider MSC Mobility, as a move to hone its focus on enterprise mobility.
Managing and Securing Enterprise Mobility
Mobility brings a unique set of challenges, particularly for large enterprises. Among these are managing the variety of devices and operating systems, and making apps and updates easily available to users. Perhaps the biggest challenge is ensuring the security of the devices themselves, the apps they run and the corporate IT resources the devices can access.
Microsoft and IBM Team Up for Enterprise Apps
Microsoft has announced a deal with IBM to expand the Surface Enterprise Initiative and push out new apps for Surface tablets and Surface Book laptops to IBM’s enterprise customers.
The End Goal of Digital Transformation
Although we often write about and discuss digital transformation, we often fail to identify the end goal we are really trying to achieve. We talk at great length about data, analytics, speed, and information logistics systems, but none of these are the end goal. The end goal of digital transformation, however, is the ability to rapidly act and react to changing data, competitive conditions and strategies fast enough to succeed.