Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trends for 2016 will see enterprises turning to specialist solutions and vendors to offload the complexities of managing employee devices, creating a new level of mobility for their workforce and boosting the agility of their businesses.
#1: BYOD BECOMES THE NEW NORMAL
According to our 2nd Annual Enterprise Mobility Survey of IT leaders from over 3,000 enterprises, 68% of respondents indicated that they saw an increase in BYOD users in the last 12 months, up from 52% in 2014. In addition, of the 14% who indicated that they did not support BYOD at all in 2015, 25% of those planned to implement a BYOD program in 2016. Less than 2% of respondents indicated that they would be reducing BYOD users in 2015. In 2016, we expect growth of over 12% of individually owned devices that are permitted to access company applications, systems and data, while corporate owned devices grow at only a 3% rate.
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#2: MICROSOFT’S INTUNE BEGINS TO GAIN MARKET SHARE ON ITS PATH TO DOMINATION
While leaders like Airwatch, MobileIron and BlackBerry/Good continue to look for differentiation in the Enterprise Mobility Management sector, enterprises are increasingly beginning to consider Microsoft’s Intune solution for mobile device management needs. While in 2015, we saw many enterprises “kicking the tires” but stopping short of implementation, we expect that by the end of 2016, with another 12 months of development progress, Microsoft will have firmly established itself as a strong market disrupter in the Enterprise Mobility Management space.
#3: OUTSOURCING OF MOBILITY MANAGEMENT WILL GROW BY OVER 20%
Respondents of the previously mentioned survey also indicated that managing corporate mobility environments has become more complex and costly over the past year. Over 52% of respondents indicated that they lacked the tools and resources to adequately manage corporate mobility. CIOs will increasingly opt for outsourcing their mobility management challenges to specialists – allowing them to reduce the cost of IT while increasing service quality to their end users.