We know that mobility is growing, but by how much? According to research and a forecast prepared by mobile advertising firm Zenith Media, mobile devices (i.e. smartphones, tablets, air cards, etc.) will account for almost 80 percent of global internet usage in the next year.
IT leaders need to determine the most important initiatives that best utilize their money, time and talent while driving their business forward. The key part of this strategy is also having the ability to identify tasks that are important to the company, but not worthy of those limited resources. We believe that mobility management is one of those tasks.
A recent survey of 303 business decision makers found that that 90% of enterprises ended up with overage charges on their bills each year. Lacking real-time usage tracking and visibility during billing cycles, businesses often resort to billing disputes to try to adjust their bills, causing a time-consuming headache for both the Enterprise’s admin team and their service providers. Additionally, some companies are paying for services that they never use. Nearly 20 percent of those surveyed indicated that they were billed for unused corporate-owned devices or feature packages.
A recent report from analyst firm IDC predicts that worldwide spending on mobility solutions is will reach $1.72 trillion in 2021. Although annual growth is expected to slow over the 2016-2021 forecast period, they still expect spending on mobility-related hardware, software, and services to see a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7%.
Mobility has become increasingly strategic in today’s workplace, but the management of corporate mobile environments has not. Passive management of a mobility program can have a tremendously negative financial impact on a company’s bottom line. There is no better time than 2018 for your company to move from passive to proactive.
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