The Rise of Mobile Information Technology

February 22, 2013

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There is an undoubtedly hot topic hitting mainstream media and that is The Rise of Mobile IT in 2013 and beyond. The technology life cycle is an uncontrollable methodology that continues to plague technology as we have seen with current products and features like desktop and laptop computers. Processes and products are constantly changing to keep up with the demand of new market trends.

What are these trends? What is OUT? What is IN? How do we keep up with latest trends before we are funneled out of the mix?

  What is OUT   What is IN
  Us (IT)   Me
  Corporate Devices   My Device
  Business Tools   My Tools
  Office Hours   Any Hours
  Laptops   Tablets
  Ethernet   Wireless
  Support   Self-Assistance
  Repair   Dispose
  No   Yes

Approximately 93% of Fortune 500 companies are deploying/testing iPhone capabilities, there are 1 billion mobile workers worldwide and a current base of 195,000 SAP customers. Gartner market trends show that the tablet market will grow by at least 42% in 2013 and smart mobile devices will generate 57% of overall IT market growth in 2013. All needs point to easy uniform access catered to your users in B2C, B2B and B2E markets. What does that mean for you? It means mobility will be the leading game changer across all industries and markets for 2013 and beyond.

Companies that meet the mobile IT demand of their internal and external markets make faster, more informed decisions, have accelerated business processes, more connected employees, partners and customers and improve worker production by 36% just from releasing their “inner” mobile IT.

When determining a product developer for your mobile IT ventures, consider these tips:

  1. One platform is not enough – Not everyone has an iPhone, so obtain a developer with the necessary knowledge across all platforms including Android, BB, Windows, C++ and Java.
  2. Design is king – Create a solution that is aesthetically pleasing in operation and looks with an expert interface designer.
  3. Testing 1, 2, 3 – Incorporate a development team who understands the INS and OUTS of testing.
  4. Would you like value with that – Look for value added services that validate your applications, competitors and features.

Now keep these tips by your side at all times and when the Rise of Mobile IT come full throttle, you will be prepared to face the machines and answer the call to arms.

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