Gartner: Mobile device management tech set to take off

By , Network World |  Mobile & Wireless, Mobile Device Management

Redman went on to say MDM vendors are moving beyond security, to support enterprise and third-party applications, data and content. In the next two years, we will continue to see MDM platforms broaden out and become more enterprise mobile system management platforms.

Some other key mobile device facts from Gartner:

" In 2016, more than 1.6 billion smart mobile devices will be purchased globally. Two-thirds of the mobile workforce will own a smartphone, and 40% of the workforce will be mobile. The challenge for IT leaders is determining what to do with this new channel to their customers and employees.

" Gartner forecasts that in 2016, half of all non-PC devices will be purchased by employees. By the end of the decade, half of all devices in business will be purchased by employees.

" By 2016, 60% of large enterprises will implement limited access network zones to limit the connectivity of personally owned mobile devices.

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