2016- The Year of Enterprise Mobility

According to a report from Harris Poll, enterprise mobility will be the one of the top IT investments in 2016. More than 73 percent of respondents indicated that they plan to mobilize their entire organization. Here are some of the Enterprise Mobility trends we will see in 2016.

Mobile security will continue to be a big topic of conversation

As the mobile workforce continues to grow, there are many security threats that come along with its expansion. In 2016, it is critical that enterprises and consumers are protected. In order to deliver the best Enterprise Mobility Management solution on the market, CIOs must embrace an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution that covers all aspects of security and productivity.

Further consolidation in the EMM/MDM market

Blackberry acquired Good Technology, Citrix acquired Zenprise, IBM acquired Fiberlink’s MaaS360 and VMware acquired AirWatch. These are all examples of the consolidation that is taking place in the MDM market. In 2016, MDM solutions will continue to consolidate until key players in the EMM market are a “one-stop-shop” meaning they will be able to provide all of the necessary components of Enterprise Mobility such as storage, cloud services and device management.

Adoption of Internet of Things (IoT)

In 2016, IoT will move from concepts and pilots to deployment. In today’s competitive market, we depend on data networks to be as efficient and reliable as possible. As we continue to rely on technology to be seamless, we will use data to meet the service-oriented goals of customers. An effective IoT strategy will lead to data transparency, better products and services, and increased productivity.

BYOD will grow

According to a recent report from IDC experts, mobile workers will account for 72% of the U.S. workforce by 2020. BYOD security and management solutions will provide the ability to enforce privacy with selective wipe that protects business data after an employee leaves a company. These solutions will lead to an increase in BYOD adoption.