Enterprise mobility will continue to be one of the hottest topics in IT, and high on the list of priorities for all CIOs, according to Ovum’s “2015 Trends to Watch: Enterprise Mobility” report. As such, enterprises need to become more proactive and discover new ways mobile devices, whether corporate or employee-owned, and apps can work with other enterprise endpoints to transform the way that people work, the technology research and advisory firm said.

Consumerization, which Ovum describes as the impact of technology designed first and foremost for consumers, has driven the enterprise mobility market during the last few years. According to Ovum, the key trends to watch in 2015 in the enterprise mobility market include a mismatch between employers and employees, efforts beyond BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategies, integrating enterprise mobility management into a larger “workspace” strategy, increased support and pressure for mobility programs from senior executives, and increased demand for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their service providers and vendors to be more mobile-centric.

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