The numbers coming out of the Pew Research Center in Washington DC tell a compelling story about mobile device use:
- 95% of individuals now own a cellphone of some kind
- 77% of individuals now own a smartphone
- 51% of individuals now own a tablet computer
According to a recent Ericsson Mobility Report, by 2020 there will be 6.1 billion smartphone users, which will come out to roughly 70 per cent of the population of the planet.
Mobile is no passing fad; rather, it is shaping up to be the revolution of revolutions (from a tech perspective). Companies worldwide are working very hard to come to grips with what is an epic proliferation of mobile devices. Chief among their challenges is how to dedicate sufficient resources to the management of what is an ever-growing phenomenon.
This challenge could be an incredible opportunity for resellers, managed service providers, and other channel players to earn recurring revenue with strong margins. New solutions must address customer needs with a secure and reliable unified endpoint management solutions that support a holistic end user experience. They must also address the security and productivity challenges facing companies today.
Those who can help their clients address these needs will prosper.
Join IT World Canada CIO Jim Love and Richard McLeod, business unit executive, resiliency services, Blackberry, for “Securely Enabling The Digital Workspace” on June 28, 2017 at 1:00pm ET, and find out how your company can participate in this growing demand for mobile management solutions. Register now.