Gartner: nearly two-thirds of enterprises will adopt MDM solutions

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Over the next five years, 65% of enterprises will adopt a mobile device management (MDM) solution for their corporate liable users. The forecast by Gartner shows how the increased functionality of smartphones and rising popularity of tablets will drive IT leaders efforts toward adopting management tools that can help them deal with a vast number of devices.

Indeed, with consumerization and BYOD, much of the network traffic and corporate data that was once the primary domain of enterprise PCs is now being shifted to mobile devices. Gartner predicts that 90% of enterprises will have two or more mobile operating systems to support by 2017.

Gartner pointed out the impact of consumerization, noting that in the past year, many companies have moved to Apple’s iOS as their main mobile device platform, with others to follow over the next 12 to 18 months. As enterprises continue to offer multiplatform support and new platforms—such as Windows 8—emerge, MDM needs will continue to grow.

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Roberta Prescott is responsible for Latin America reporting news and analysis, interviewing key stakeholders. Roberta has worked as an IT and telecommunication journalist since March 2005, when she started as a reporter with InformationWeek Brasil magazine and its website IT Web. In July 2006, Prescott was promoted to be the editor-in-chief, and, beyond the magazine and website, was in charge for all ICT products, such as IT events and CIO awards. In mid-2010, she was promoted to the position of executive editor, with responsibility for all the editorial products and content of IT Mídia. Prescott has worked as a journalist since 1998 and has three journalism prizes. In 2009, she won, along with InformationWeek Brasil team, the press prize 11th Prêmio Imprensa Embratel. In 2008, she won the 7th Unisys Journalism Prize and in 2006 was the editor-in-chief when InformationWeek Brasil won the 20th media award Prêmio Veículos de Comunicação. She graduated in Journalism by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, has done specialization in journalism at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain, 2003) and Master in Journalism at IICS – Universidad de Navarra (Brazil, 2010) and MBA – Executive Education at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.