I'm kicking off the week with another deep dive into the recently released 2012 IBM Tech Trends Report. Today, I've extracted the findings on Mobility, another of the critical emerging technologies that organizations are counting on to drive growth into 2013 and beyond...
Adoption & Investment:
- 49 percent of respondents have deployed Mobile
- Top three barriers to adoption of Mobile according to those surveyed: Security (61 percent); integration of Mobile with existing infrastructure and data (44 percent); and difficulty extending existing applications to Mobile (38 percent)
- 69 percent plan to increase Mobile investment in the next two years, with 35 percent planning to increase it 10 percent or more
- Over the next two years, 31 percent of respondents will start allowing BYOD – making it the norm for 76 percent of respondents
- Only 9 percent of companies think they have all the Mobile skills they need: 25 percent of IT/LOB decision makers report a major Mobile skills gaps, with an additional 40 percent seeing moderate skills gaps (65 percent total)
- 45 percent of students and educators see major Mobile skills gaps, with an additional 32 percent seeing moderate skills gaps (77 percent total)
- 43 percent of respondents say their IT security policies don’t meet the needs of Mobile computing
- 50 percent are actively engaged in increasing security capabilities to existing Mobile applications
- Growth market respondents appear to be lagging in Mobile deployment, with 35 percent citing current deployment versus 55 percent of mature markets
- The shift toward BYOD is even more pronounced in growth markets, where 41 percent will allow BYOD within two years, bringing the total to 83 percent in those countries
In this video, IBM's Mike Riegel discusses mobile application development and how to get skills in mobile app. development. You can also get the full report here.