Mobility Trends in 2012 and Beyond


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Quick stats on how mobility is affecting the IT channel (as presented at CompTIA's Annual Member Meeting 2012)

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Mobility Trends in 2012 and Beyond

  1. 1. Mobility Trends in2012 and BeyondPanelists Michael Chase, ActivateIT Vince Plaza, TeamLogic IT Dan Wensley, Level Platforms, Inc.Moderator Tim Herbert, CompTIA
  2. 2. The Big Picture: Assessing the Mobility Landscape  Mobile device shipments eclipsed PC shipments for first time in 2011  Tablet shipments to exceed 100 million units in 2012, up 50%+ year-over-year  Since 2009, mobile internet usage has doubled every year  Annual mobile app downloads to grow more than 10x from 2010 to 2015 (10.7b to 183b) You Are Here  85% of executives work remotely at least occasionally; 53% frequentlySources: Gartner, IDC, StatCounter, CompTIA
  3. 3. Businesses Plan to Focus Their Mobility Efforts in a Number of Areas Employees in the field 65% Traveling employees 61% Mobile connections 53% with customers Telecommuters 53% Custom mobile apps 40% Mobile commerce 39%Source: CompTIA | study of U.S. businesses (aka end users)
  4. 4. A Growing List of Mobility Concerns and ChallengesNET concern BYOD risks 86% Use of unauthorized apps 84% Mobile Malware Open WiFi networks 84% Increased 155% in 2011 Mobile malware 82% More than half of Theft of or loss of device 82% businesses report experiencing a Social media on mobile devices 79% security incident involving a lost USB flash drives 79% mobile deviceSource: CompTIA | study of U.S. businesses (aka end users)
  5. 5. IT Departments Still in the Process of Implementing Mobility Policies Mandatory passcodes 76% Mobile encryption policy 40% Ensure OS/apps are up-to-date 33% Disallow "jailbreaking" of OS 26% Device tracking / remote 25% mSecure wiping Only 1 in 4 businesses report having a formal mobility policy.Source: CompTIA | study of U.S. businesses (aka end users)
  6. 6. Identifying Channel Opportunities Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Application Management (MAM) Mobile Security & DLP Cloud Syncing Solutions Mobile Virtualization Curated App Stores Custom App Development & Integration
  7. 7. The Converging IT-Telecom Channel Nature of Agent/Master Agent Relationship with VARs/SPs  9 in 10 agents/master agents report having at least one VAR/SP partner; 50% 61% report having multiple partners  Most expect to increase partnerships over coming year 31%  Two primary factors drive partnership activity: 1). Desire to reach new customers for core services, and 2). Address expertise gaps in emerging 9% technology areas Referral Tactical – Strategic – driven by key to opport- business unistic portfolio needsSource: CompTIA & Channel Partners | study of U.S. agents/master agents/VARs/SPs
  8. 8. Sizing mHealth and Other Vertical Market Opportunities Tablet Usage in the Healthcare Vertical Current 25% Usage 75% Another 21% expect to implement Many elements of EMR/EHR meaningful use have a mobility component.Source: CompTIA | study of U.S. businesses (aka end users)
  9. 9. Today’s Schedule for Ballroom A/B  12:30 – IT Hall of Fame Lunch  3:00 – Partner Business Model Transformation Panel  4:00 – CompTIA Vendor & Distributor Benefits Meeting  5:15 – Keynote “Leadership at the Speed of Trust” with Stephen M.R. Covey