According to Research Company HIS iSuppli, the PC market will contract by 1.2% during 2012, dropping to a total sale of 348.7 million units world-wide. This is further supported by the 3rd quarter PC Sales as reported on by MyBroadband - Daily Tech Newsletter 20/10/2012. The numbers as tabled below shows a Q3 8,3% decline compared against Q3 2011. Only the strong laptop vendors like Lenovo and ASUS had any growth year-on-year in the number of units shipped.
|Company||3Q12 Shipments||3Q12 Market
|Lenovo (mostly laptops)||13,767,976||15.7||12,536,756||13.1||9.8|
|ASUS (mostly laptops)||6,380,690||7.3||5,708,807||6.0||11.8|
At the same time we have witnessed a massive swing towards the sale of smartphones and tablet PCs. This is supported by the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Media Tablet Tracker dated August 2, 2012. These numbers showed a 66% increase in units shipped between Q2-2011 and Q2-2012.
|According to a survey conducted by the Online Publishers Association (OPA) in March 2012, 31% of Internet users in the United States own a tablet, up from 12% in 2011. The OPA estimates that tablet ownership among the U.S. Internet population will rise to 47%. The survey also found that 72% of tablet owners had an iPad, while 32% had an Android tablet in 2011; and by 2012, Android tablet adoption had increased, with 52% of tablet owners using an iPad, while 51% use an Android-powered tablet. The percentages do not add up to 100% because some tablet owners own/use more than one type of tablet.
This move towards mobility is also evident in the TV market, A recent (21 May and 1 June 2012) study by Discovery Networks called “The rise of television everywhere” revealed the following regarding the South African television viewer:
The implications of this move to mobile devices are primarily in the areas of security and infrastructure management. It also forces a business to consider Wi-Fi networks. Because the mobile phones and tablet PC’s are mostly owned by individuals, the business cannot prescribe a specific brand or technology. Because of these implications, Pivotel’s solutions in the mobile space focus on security, multi-device management and on the development of a mobile strategy for your business. This is further underpinned by Pivotel’s experience in the Wi-Fi / Wireless network space.
In order to assist you in determining what stage you are at from a mobility perspective, we have put together a quick, simple coolness index (11 questions) that, once answered, will create a high level roadmap of where you are and what you need to do in order to maximize your return on your investment from a mobility perspective.
At Pivotel with our partners, we live by the ethos of being device agnostic in our delivery of our solutions and services to you. We have therefore partnered up with key mobile device suppliers within the industry, in order to ensure that we are able to give you the specific device suited to your needs and environment.
Ever heard that saying “If only I had an app for that…”
With Pivotel, this can now be realised. With our extensive experience and knowledge in the area of mobile AppDev, we will be able to advise you, assist you and together, find innovative new ways to address your business needs.
Through the use of an agile methodology, Pivotel in conjunction with our partners consults, develops and deploys mobile applications in a timely, cost effective manner.
Multi-User for shared IOS devices
The largest companies in the world trust MobileIron® as their foundation for Mobile IT. Available as a highly-scalable on-premise or cloud solution, MobileIron was purpose-built to secure and manage mobile apps, documents, and devices. MobileIron was the first to deliver key innovations such as multi-OS mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), and BYOD privacy.
MobileIron’s multi-user capability is a recent innovation that allows organizations across industries to deploy iOS devices for use by multiple individuals:
Speed, security, and personalization are the core requirements for a scalable multi-user mobile deployment. Traditional approaches that un-enroll and re-enroll the entire device, instead of just the user, are slow, not secure, and complex to troubleshoot. The MobileIron approach is fast, secure, and simple for the user and is part of the MobileIron Advanced Management and Connected Cloud solutions.
Mobility can only be truly effective with a solid strategy and a decisive road map. Through the utilization of a blend of traditional and mobilized technologies your strategy can be adapted to a point where ubiquitous computing drives your businesses efficiencies and allow true cost savings. Start focusing on your business innovation and time to market, ahead of your competition.
We can help you through this strategy mapping process. Through the utilization of an agile methodology, we offer consultative services along multiple disciplines that relate to your business, while playing the role of your trusted mobility advisor can allow for the correct marriage of products and services from our extensive set of solutions in order to benefit you.
Our approach is as follows:
With the largest device compatibility in the market-place, Formbox will run on users existing mobile hardware so there is no costly upfront investment. In addition, our revolutionary technology requires no licenses, software development or IT infrastructure. It is a switched-on, pre paid service that can be set-up and operational within minutes. It will allow the users to build and amend forms, add or remove mobile users in real-time anywhere, anytime – putting you in full control of your workforce.
Mobile formBox is a multi-faceted tool, providing real-time data that empowers businesses across the globe to drive process efficiencies and improve employee and customer engagement. Invoices, orders, timesheets, on-site inspections, proof of delivery, surveys – the list is endless and all can now be replaced. Furthermore, formBox gives the user the flexibility of making forms individual and bespoke to their multiple needs – and requires no technical expertise to do this.
Monitor limits and control spend using Toolbox for individuals or groups of mobile devices, looking at voice calls, data usage, app usage, web usage, MMS and SMS’s.
See what sites and applications are using data on your devices at specific dates and times, through our detailed data reports. You can also monitor data card usage.
Toolbox can be used to locate a lost or stolen phone and sound an alarm on the device remotely. In addition, the handset may be disabled or an alarm will trigger should the SIM card be replaced. If necessary, the device and the contents on both the SIM card and the device can be erased remotely, protecting your valuable company data.
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