Enterprise mobility is booming; organizations must connect with employees, customers, and partners in new ways and across new devices and applications. But many organizations don’t know how to move to this new mobile world, and they can’t afford costly mistakes like a failed investment, which could damage their reputation. These technologists need help with their enterprise mobility strategy, and they’re turning to mobility services providers to design, develop, and support their mobile applications.
The number of mobile devices now outpaces humans on this planet, as it is estimated that there were 7.3 billion devices in the world in 2012 (compared with just under 7 billion people, according to the World Bank).
Mobility is driving significant changes in the way organizations source technology and technology services. Seventy-one percent of IT services executives say that increased employee use of apps on tablets and smartphones also increases services spend (in business and in IT), creates more software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment on mobile devices, and drives them to hire more third-party services firms across multiple areas, including specialized development and security.