The media tablet is roughly segmented into two markets (premium - Apple) and non premium (Amazon, Google, Barnes and Noble etc). The fastest growth is coming in at the $200 and under tablet category. While the $200 tablet is a great price, it is not affordable for many, in developing countries. Entrepreneurs in India are targeting consumers with a new category of $50 and under tablet. This dovetails nicely into IDC's 3rd platform prediction (billions of users, with millions of apps)
In India, entrepreneurs have introduced $35 media tablet called Aakash. The customer response has far exceeded initial expectations.The new segment of under $50 media tablets in developing countries are bare bone media tablets. However, by taking an extreme approach to functionality and features, they have the ability to go up the value chain (if needed). The under $50 media tablet is also looking at new business models including distribution. advertisement based revenue streams. Amazon also…
IDC believes workforce mobility, the continued blurring of work and personal time, and the proliferation of affordable, highly featured smartphones and tablets are creating demand for mobile printing. Traditional IT has been slow to respond and vendors have chosen to package solutions to help business meet user needs of document access and mobile printing.
Ricoh is choosing to help IT cope with BYOD (Bring your own devices) and increasingly connected workforce. People expect access to information 24x7.
Ricoh mobile worker services combines:
- Ricoh DocumentMall cloud-based content management service
- Ricoh HotSpot printing
- Ricoh HotSpot Printing app
Clients can customize their security, encryption and auditing requirement.
The key to market adoption will be a cost effective plan and ability to integrate with existing systems. However, the…
How are Enterprises Adjusting to the "New Normal" of Mobile? Results from IDC's 1H 2012 Biannual EMEA Enterprise Mobility Survey
Market activity in mobile hit fever pitch this past month with Microsoft, Google, RIM and Motorola Solutions making big announcements. How are Europe's enterprises coping with a mobility market moving at light speed?
Results from the European biannual sample of IDC's 2012 EMEA Enterprise Mobility CIO Survey, fielded in April/May of this year, illustrate that many are struggling to keep up. In Europe, we telephone survey approximately 420 CIOs, IT managers and business decision makers across 7 countries (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Sweden), in 9 industry verticals and 6 company size classifications every six months to keep abreast of rapid enterprise mobility developments. We have…
Organisations must have a clear mobility strategy that ensures mobile technology is an investment that works hard to deliver business value and meet the demands of increasingly mobile workforce. At the foundation of its successful implementation and execution is profiling. Profiling helps IT gain a clearer assessment of the personal productivity tools suited for specific user groups and workstyles within the organisation. In the past, many IT departments provided either blanket technologies for all staff or
As I have argued in previous posts on this blog regarding CIO best practice in deploying enterprise mobility, profiling should be among the first steps taken in terms of formulating any mobile strategy, including one that addresses "Bring Your Own Devices" (BYOD) for example. It should operate at departmental and user levels within the organization and focus in particular on employee workstyles, including factors such as level of mobility, task and information and communications requirements.…Read More
If you've been reading our manufacturing research for some time, you know that we've grouped the influential IT vendors in the manufacturing industry using the acronym SHOMI (pronounced "show me") to represent SAP, HP, Oracle, Microsoft, and IBM. Manufacturers invest heavily in these SHOMI vendors for IT applications, infrastructure, hardware, services and, sometimes, even mobile devices. It's not unusual for manufacturers to first investigate what the SHOMI vendors can provide today or will
In Table 1, we've summarized the core elements of a mobility portfolio, and we don't expect (or need) each of the SHOMI vendors to deliver every mobile product or service. Like the IT environment in general, the mobility portfolio will be a heterogeneous environment. As we expand our research, Cate White and I are working with our IDC mobile experts, including Stephen Drake and Nick McQuire. We've already published an overview…Read More
Much has been written about Wireless LANs (WLANs) over the past few years, especially as enterprise IT has rolled out large scale wireless networks as overlays on their wired ethernet deployments. So one may ask- what's new with enterprise networks, especially as it relates to WLANs. It's the smart mobile devices- stupid. It’s the iPhones and the Android-based phones in the hands of enterprise users who are looking for instant gratification. Add to that the more recent tablet phenomena- and the number
Enterprise networks have reached a "wireless crossroad" of their own. IT is no longer being asked "can I connect to the network", rather the question is "how can I connect into the corporate network". So what’s the future outlook for enterprise wireless? What should the priorities be and how do they affect the roadmap for enterprise wireless?
Once the initial euphoria around increased mobility in the enterprise has died down, the real question is- Are businesses ready for…Read More
Over on the IT Governance blog, I recently posted thoughts and data on the enterprise "tabelet" versus "PC" debate. If you are interested: http://idc-insights-community.com/posts/22f23d7bac
Over on the IT Governance blog, I recently posted thoughts and data on the enterprise "tabelet" versus "PC" debate. If you are interested:
I have just spent 3 days at a very successful IQPC end-user event in Brussels. The format of the show is unique in that it is designed as a heavily-vetted, match-making service between CIOs needing mobility solutions and a select set of relevant vendors keen on providing them. In the past, the Enterprise Mobility Exchange focused mainly on field mobility in utilities, telco and transport-logistics verticals, but this year the cross-section of attendees and speakers from an array of sectors and technology do
Field mobility is the old guard of enterprise mobility. It is in this tranche of the enterprise where hard business process enablement, productivity gains, cost reduction and real strategic dependency on mobility occurs. But as in the wider enterprise, today, new consumer-friendly form factors, location technologies and demand for mobile applications are forcing IT departments to look much wider than a siloed set of point solutions when crafting their mobile workforce strategies.
We had great…Read More
At RIM's BlackBerry World on May 2, 2011, the company launched BlackBerry Balance addressing the need for companies to support the influx of BlackBerry devices and provide the same security and management you'd expect from the BES, but deliver the end-users the opportunity to utilize their own device and personal content.
With a BES 5.0 and BlackBerry 6.0 device IT organizations can better embrace BlackBerry personal use devices allowing end users to leverage personal applications and data, while providing strong BES-level device management and security. Features go beyond core management and security and include for example the ability to wipe corporate data with no impact to personal data and prevent copy and paste from an enterprise application to a personal application.
One myth among the mobile world…Read More
I was interviewed last week by expert mobile enterprise and SAP-sponsored blogger Kevin Benedict ahead of IQPC's Enterprise Mobility Exchange in Brussels May 9-11. At the event, both Kevin and I will be speaking to the CIOs in attendence on enterprise mobility. Like most of Kevin's discussions in his mobile enterprise expert series, the topics covered in the interview were vast and his questions relevant to CIOs globally. Given that many European organizations are looking for b
Kevin Benedict: Tell us about your roles and responsibilities and what areas you cover?
Nick McQuire: I have been at IDC for just over a year, and I was at BT Global Services in the strategy arm working across the mobility and UCC portfolios before that. Before BT, I headed up Enterprise Mobility research in Europe for Yankee Group so have been directly and indirectly in the enterprise mobility segment in Europe for close to ten years now.
Kevin Benedict: What are your focus areas today?
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