Asia/ Pacific Enterprise Mobility Conference 2016 Brings the Next Wave of Mobility – Mobilizing the Business Process
Enterprise Mobility in Asia/Pacific continues to be one of the fastest growing 3rd Platform technologies as mobility initiatives shift from an under-resourced side project to become central in driving both business and operational strategy in the enterprise. As a result, enterprises are moving beyond mobilizing their people towards focusing on mobilizing the business process which will enable them to deliver a positive ROI on their mobility initiatives.
In 2015, IDC has predicted every country across the region will increase its level of mobile maturity. In the mature markets, the large ICT players have all entered the enterprise mobility mix hoping to capitalize on the growing and maturing industry. “In the developing markets, we continue to witness many smaller, more mobility-focused vendors grab early market share and stake their claim to become enterprise customer’s vendor of choice. 2015 has seen dynamic growth and advancement in the Asia/Pacific Enterprise Mobility Solutions industry,” said Avinash Kalyana Sundaram, Research Manager, Enterprise Mobility Practice, IDC Asia/Pacific.
IDC has seen three key trends emerge that are forcing enterprises and vendors to adapt:
- It’s all about the Applications: The top 5 enterprise mobility initiatives for 2015 all relate to the deployment of mobile applications to the user’s smartphone or tablet device. Enterprises have realized that to deliver true value from their mobility initiatives they must mobilize their internal operations and customer interactions.
- Here come the Tablets: In a recent IDC Mobility survey of over 3,500 enterprises in Asia/Pacific, the #1 ranked mobility initiative is deploying iOS or Android tablets in the enterprise to mobilize the business process, with the #4 initiative being deploying Windows tablets for laptop replacement, as a supplementary device for mobile employees, or as a perk for senior management.
- Security remains the top concern: During the early days of enterprise mobility (e.g. BYOD initiatives), it was fine to deploy a basic MDM solution to secure the device. But with more business critical and sensitive information residing on multiple devices, a more holistic approach to secure the data residing and transmitted to/from the device and securing the user’s authentication process is required.
Asia/Pacific Enterprise Mobility Conference 2016 promises to bring together the industry’s best solution providers and senior IT executives to create a platform to share the latest mobility developments and how to develop a meaningful comprehensive mobility strategy that is secure, social and optimizes the business and its customers.
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