App Wrapping and Container Technologies to Drive Mobile Workspace Management Subscribers Past 60 Million by 2018

16 Sep 2013

Mobile workspace management describes a set of technologies and services that securely separate enterprise applications and content from personal applications and content. Currently, the two main technologies that comprise mobile workspace management solutions are application wrapping and containers. Application wrapping solution adoption is predicted to edge out application containers, according to a recent study by market intelligence firm ABI Research.

“Application wrappers will win out because of the perceived simplicity of the solution,” states senior analyst, Jason McNicol. “Even traditional MDM (mobile device management) vendors are packaging app wrapping as a value-added solution to retain existing customers as the enterprise mobility market continues to evolve.”

Globally, application wrapping adoption will grow at a healthy 27% through 2018 whereas application container adoption will grow at a 23% rate. Application wrapping adoption will grow aggressively in the Asia-Pacific region at 32% YoY, exceeding the number of adopting enterprises in the North American region by 2018.

What does the future hold for workspace management solutions? Practice director, Dan Shey comments, “There are fewer and fewer pure-play app wrapping or container suppliers. Increasingly, mobile workspace management vendors are offering both technologies to address the needs of any customer. Winners in this market will be the most innovative around security, analytics, collaboration options, and mobile expense management services.”

These findings are part of ABI Research’s Enterprise Mobility Applications and Services Research Service, which includes Research Analyses, Market Data, Insights, Presentations, and Competitive Assessments.

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