Enterprise Mobility Revolution
The enterprise mobile revolution is unfolding with increasing velocity.
According to Gartner, by the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organizations' capacity to deliver them.
Based on a recent survey of 100 C-level professionals across a broad cross section of industries conducted by CITO Research, 35 percent of enterprise leaders surveyed are using enterprise app stores in 2016, up 12 percent from 2015.
87 percent of enterprise leaders surveyed say they plan to expand their portfolio of apps over the next year.
Increased efficiency and workplace effectiveness, and reduced time to perform daily tasks with enterprise mobile apps, all resulting in corporate agility are key drivers behind the revolution.
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Smart Mobile Devices to Generate 98% of Global Mobile Data Traffic
Enterprises are taking steps to unlock data within the existing corporate systems and cloud-based platforms via enterprise smart phone and tablet-based mobile solutions - to increase employees' efficiency and improve client care.
A recent Good Technology Report indicates that Apple's iOS has maintained an overall market share of over 70% since the introduction of the iPhone 6. Apple also leads in the Enterprise market by a wide margin with iPad activations at a whopping 81% in 2015.
According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2015 to 2020) smart mobile devices (those with advanced computing/ multimedia capabilities and minimum 3G connectivity) will generate a whopping 98% of global mobile data traffic and account for 72% of total mobile devices and connections by 2020, up from 36% in 2015.
99% of Fortune 500 Companies have deployed
Apple's push into the enterprise continues to gain momentum. At its 2016 World Wide Developer Conference Apple reported that 99% of the Fortune 500 have deployed iOS applications to some extent.
According to IDC Apple shipped 49.6 million tablets in 2015 and cumulatively has sold more than 300 million iPads.
Apple recently reported that it generated $25 billion in revenue from its enterprise business, a figure that rose 40% year-over-year, up from virtually nothing in 2013.
BYOD as a Game Changer
According to research firm IDC, enterprises are witnessing a major shift in “mobile computing as standard de facto activity among the mobile workforce, as opposed to outlying or special use case scenarios,” said the independent analyst firm.
Among the top findings of a recent study by IDG Research Services, more than 70% of IT executives surveyed believe companies without a BYOD strategy will be at a competitive disadvantage. Top BYOD benefits to companies include increased productivity, higher employee satisfaction, and lower costs.
According to research conducted by By Micro Market Monitor, the global BYOD & enterprise mobility market is expected to reach USD 360.07 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR 27.6 % from 2015 to 2020.
Gartner forecasts mobile phone sales will reach 2.1 billion units by 2019, which will fuel demand for apps in the enterprise that meet the high performance and usability of consumer apps.
Cisco estimates that the proliferation of mobile phones, including “phablets” (a hybrid blend of smartphone and tablet features), is increasing so rapidly that more people will have mobile phones (5.4 billion) than electricity (5.3 billion), running water (3.5 billion) and cars (2.8 billion) by 2020.