On Wednesday, Apple users excitedly tried to download iOS 7—the new operating system for the company's mobile devices. The sheer number of users trying to go through this process simultaneously overloaded the servers, which ultimately crashed. Users expressed their frustration across the social media sphere.
While there are some negatives to take away from this, the bigger picture highlights how widespread mobile devices have become. And this trend is not just in the consumer workplace, but also at the enterprise level.
A recent article from CIO Magazine examines the changing landscape of mobile, which was on display at the AirWatch Connect customer event in Atlanta this week. The feelings of attendees and speakers spoke to a massive evolution on the horizon.
"Mobility is on the verge of breaking out in the enterprise, a mega-shift wrought with great opportunities and big challenges that will forever change the face of companies, IT departments, employees and customer relationships," the article reads.
Gartner research director Bryan Taylor interviewed 1,000 attendees and found that a majority of companies could implement mandatory bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies by 2015. Taking it a step further, by 2016, many reimbursement practices could end.
This is going to change the role of CIOs and IT departments as it would largely do away with device procurement and budgeting. Instead, mobile device management and security will become top priorities. For companies that have limited exposure to mobile, this can be a challenge, but VARs and MSPs can be an asset. VAR Staffing provides the impactful talent that solution providers need to be successful.