Media Tablets and Beyond: The Impact of Mobile Devices on Enterprise Management



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The growing smartphone base combined with huge sales of media tablets is forcing a reassessment of the client platform and IT best practices to support it. Controlling burgeoning costs driven by device heterogeneity and bring-your-own-device models, while maintaining agility, is imperative.

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  • Analysis
    • Impact: Users' Increasing Attraction to Unsupported Electronic Tools Will Push IT Organizations to Offer New Types of Support
    • Impact: Supporting Upper Management's Interest in Tablets Will Gain the IT Organization an Ally That Can Help With the Creation of Best Practices for Tablet Support and With the Further Investigation of New Uses for Tablets
    • Impact: Proliferating Media Tablet Devices With Relatively Short Life Spans Will Increase Organizations' Support and Capital Expenditures
    • Impact: New Application Platforms and Application Delivery Methods Will Require the IT Organization to Respond With New Device Management Approaches
    • Impact: The Emergence of Hybrid Form Factors (Trend) Will Stress IT Support and Force Consideration of New Approaches to Device Allocation, Such as BYOD
    • Impact: The Emergence of a Heterogeneous Environment Will Transform the IT Organization's Relationships With Vendors
  • Recommended Reading
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