BYOD trend leads IT Principals to seek out new management resources

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
July 12, 2012

Article By VAR Staffing

Technology is evolving and enterprises are forced to deal with new innovations constantly. The current popular trend is bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, where employees are using their personal smartphones and tablets for work-related functions and communication. While it would seem more personal devices being used in a workplace setting would reduce the time IT professionals spend managing business devices, the opposite is actually true.

As more employees use their personal devices at work, IT Principals find themselves in need of better resources to handle the new array of IT challenges. BYOD strategies bring fresh obstacles and Solution Providers must have a leading dormitory of talent to offer to enterprises as they face these emerging difficulties.

According to a new whitepaper from web collaboration technology research firm Osterman Research, increased mobile device management means a growing need for IT workers. The annual cost for businesses to manage smartphones and tablets will rise by 48 percent this year, as compared to 2011.

Based on interviews with 117 mid- and large-sized companies, the survey showed that 2.9 full-time IT professionals were required per 1,000 mobile devices in 2011. That number rose to 3.6 in 2012 and is expected to reach four full-time workers in 2013. With advancing technology, new security risks and device management becoming growing concerns, it's easy to see why adaptable talent is needed.

IT Principals are seeking out better resources for more than just current challenges but also future initiatives. Leading VARs and Integrators that offer the most impactful solution architects and engineers can position themselves as go-to providers for any IT initiatives that enterprises face. Having access to the premier talent is what sets these leading VARs and Integrators apart from their competition.

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