The Internet of Things is causing the worlds of informational technologies and operational technologies to collide, and this collision will only get louder as suppliers and enterprises confront its complexity, opportunities, and challenges. The IT and OT Convergence sector examines the communications and protocol technologies linking the physical and digital domains and vying to create the smart factories and next-generation industrial processes of the future. The next generation enterprise will also need to implement new technologies such as beacons, augmented and virtual reality, and innovative uses of wearable technologies to create a more seamless workplace of machines and people. Billions of new connected endpoints also require that security be a top priority from the shop floor through to the data center. Finally, special focus is given to key markets that present some of the greatest complexities and opportunities as IT and OT merge and compete, including smart transportation, smart cities, and industrial robotics.
Mobile devices such as smartphones and media tablets are now a necessary tool for nearly all work occupations - from knowledge workers, to field force workers and even to many office-bound and low-skill laborers. Employees use them for voice, messaging, and data communications and they are dual persona devices - used for business and personal reasons. Most employees have purchased these devices themselves presenting IT administrators with challenges of defining policy for use particularly if accessing corporate networks and data sources. Unfortunately for business decision makers, mobile device capabilities vary not only across device type but also by OS and OEM; further complicating the enterprise mobile device market is a fragmented and highly competitive supplier environment. What operating systems currently have the greatest market share in the enterprise mobile device market? What is the device subscriber share for different employee market segments? What will be the impact of new OEM and OS platforms such as Blackberry 10 and Windows 8? The Enterprise Mobile Devices market data set provides biannual market segmentation analysis for the enterprise mobile device market. Segmentation data is offered for smartphones at several levels including two, the prosumer and employee segments, and by device operating system, and smartphones. Media tablets will be added in 4Q2012. All market data forecasts are provided for 7 world regions with additional segmentation for the US and Canadian markets.