Enterprise Mobile Computing: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report

I’ve posted “Mobile Computing: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report” out on Slideshare and have embedded the presentation below.  This report provides an overview on the Mobile Computing trend for those of you who are interested in learning more about the mobile trend, which we all know is very hot.  This report contains summary information as well as insights into what trends we might see around the Enterprise Mobile Computing topic during 2013.

In 2013, the shipment of smartphones and tablets is expected to exceed that of traditional personal computers, including laptops.  Enterprise workers want and expect to be able to be productive while away from the office.  CIOs need to find ways to leverage mobile in a positive way for the enterprise.  This includes developing new mobile applications, working with business leaders on new mobile business strategies, and securing enterprise data. Suffice to say, Mobile is such a big trend that it must be a core component of every organization’s IT strategy.

Trends in Enterprise Mobile Computing for 2013
I’ve developed the following list of trends to watch around the Enterprise Mobile topic in 2013.

  1. Mobile App Developers Are Popular:   As businesses find new ways to harness mobility in 2013, the demands for specialized apps and support will only increase.
  2. HTML5 comes on board:  Android and iOs have the market for the moment, but developers are also interestd in HTML5
  3. Consumerization:  BYOD is here to stay….and Consumerization leads to other related BYOs (personal cloud, app stores, Windows 8, etc.)
  4. Mobile Device Management:  Growth in BYOD programs will lead to increased populartity of MDM solutions and services
  5. Mobile Collaboration:  Social Business trend drives need for new mobile collaboration capability
  6. Video Streaming:  Live and recorded videos embedded into mobile business processes
  7. Mobile Assistants:  Workers demand enterprise versions of Watson/Siri for mobile search and productivity apps
  8. Mobile Analytics and Visualization Apps:  New analytical and visualization solutions will be developed and deployed for remote and mobile workers.
  9. Mobile Clouds:  Enterprises will develop and deploy mobile clouds for specific apps
  10. Mobile Payments:  Employee expenses paid via mobile.  Business accepting payments for products solutions and services via mobile
  11. Increased Need for Speed:  Big data, analytics, social, and mobile video will drive demand for faster mobile networks
  12. CIO Leadership:  CIOs take lead in managing the enterprise mobile strategy, including developing  new business models, embedding mobile technology innovations into processes, and protecting mobile data.

Enterprise Mobile Computing: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report