For years, analysts have been saying that “bring your own device” (BYOD) was going to take the world by storm. They have since been proven right, as more businesses are seeing a significant uptick in the amount of employees that use their own personal devices for work. Most recently, observers have noticed the same trend taking root in India. Analysts are now looking at the country as a potential new marketplace for the adoption of business-class mobile solutions.
According to a report by CA Technologies (News - Alert), over the next three years, we can expect to see a steady 15 percent rise in the amount of IT spending on mobility from Indian companies. The study demonstrates that 41 percent of the respondents in India felt that they must rethink their IT strategies going forward to accommodate for the upward trend in mobility. This is a result of concerns on their behalf about privacy and security implications we typically see when employees bring their own mobile devices to work.
The survey, titled “TechInsights Report: Enterprise Mobility – It's All About the Apps,” has included 1,300 IT leaders in several different sectors of the economies of 21 countries.
The results of the report, as far as India is concerned, demonstrate that the country is an excellent target for B2B-specific applications. That's a good heads-up for developers around the world who wish to explore a new and rich market.
Internationally, 38 percent of respondents have said that they already have adopted enterprise-wide mobility strategies. Only 10 percent say that they will never have one, and 12 percent say that they will have one in more than two years. Some 22 percent of respondents say that they will have a mobility strategy in one year, and 18 percent say they will have one in two years.
Vic Mankotia, VP at CA Technologies, said that CIOs are faced with a significant amount of pressure “to address the rapid pace of technology change and evolution.” He also says that mobility has made the task of managing internal infrastructure and customer-facing systems much more complex.