Enterprise Mobility Spending to Increase from 5% to at Least 10% of IT Budgets

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Today’s IP news roundup highlights some of the latest headlines in mobility, business continuity and more:

  • A report by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in conjunction with Deloitte revealed that the global enterprise mobility market will reach $140 billion by 2020. Enterprises are expected to increase their mobility spending from 5% of their IT budgets to 10%-12% during this time. According to the “Enterprise Mobility: Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise” report, the key drivers for this increase are “the ubiquity of cheaper smart consumer devices and the availability of higher speed connectivity”. For more information, see the NASSCOM blog.    
  • And if you want to learn more about what’s driving enterprise mobility spending … Gartner revealed that more consumers are purchasing multiple mobile devices to stay connected at all times. The survey of over 8,000 global consumers revealed that consumers favour “gadgets and services that are portable or mobile and those that deliver networking capabilities and entertainment.” The primary drivers for this trend include falling mobile technology prices and increased performance.

“Early adopters tend to leave the home laptop in the bag and are abandoning the home office in favor of the lounge room couch or bedroom to do online activities in a more comfortable environment using a tablet or smartphone,” said Nick Ingelbrecht, research director at Gartner. “This early adopter trend is becoming mainstream consumer behavior. Consequently, technology and service providers are faced with no alternative but to innovate for mobility. If they do nothing, they face a potential train wreck as consumers abandon gadgets, services and applications that do not fully support changing mobile lifestyles.”

For more information on the “User Survey Analysis: Consumer Gadget Spending Shifts to Mobile and Multiscreen Home Entertainment”, see Gartner’s website. 

  • Business 2 Community shares the top five tips for transitioning your business continuity management system from BS 25999-2 to ISO 22301. According to an article on the blog, you must beware of the details in the requirements. The article states, “There are 105 specific requirements (identified by the term ‘shall’) in ISO 22301 vs 56 in BS 25999-2. The Standard needs reading really carefully to capture all the requirements. There are some sneaky ‘two in one’s’ which are easy to overlook.” For more tips, see the Business 2 Community article.
  • And finally … Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) is going strong. BCAW 2013 is the latest in a series of annual global events sponsored by the Business Continuity Institute that is designed to “raise the awareness of and showcase the value of business continuity as an integrated part of any organization’s strategy.” If you haven’t been able to make any of the live events, you can still attend a number of free business continuity webinars. For a complete schedule of webinars, visit the BCAW 2013 website.

expertIP is taking part by sharing business continuity best practices all week. Click here to view our BCAW 2013 articles.  

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