Why Read This
Today's corporate mobility initiatives in firms are usually centered on policies and tools that focus on mobile employees — mostly traveling information workers and task workers. In turn, mobility vendors are also focusing their products, services, and marketing messages to address the needs of these two market segments. However, IT managers and vendors are dramatically underestimating the demand for mobility in the corporate arena. Mobility, as we know it today, is about to be eclipsed by demand from all types of workers who want to use their personal mobile devices to access corporate applications. In fact, Forrester estimates that this mobile "wannabe" segment will account for 25% of all employees by the end of 2012. To successfully position mobility products and services, device manufacturers, applications vendors, middleware providers, network operators, and others in the enterprise mobility ecosystem must understand both the current and future profile and demand factors of mobile wannabes and other categories of enterprise mobile users.
Tags: Broadband & Remote Access, Data Services, Enterprise Mobile Devices, Enterprise Mobility, IT Infrastructure & Operations, Mobile Device Management, Mobile Professional Productivity, Mobile Services, Mobile Software & Platforms, Remote Work & Telecommuting, Tech Sector Economics, Telecommunications Services, Wireless Data Services