Information Technology professionals surveyed by CDW expect expect the number of personal smart phones and tablets accessing their networks to more than double in the next two years. About 90 percent of respondents say the effect will be to grow bandwidth requirements 63 percent.
About 39 percent of those respondents also expect to encounter increased network latency. Some 44 percent expect increased server requirements, while 37 percent say storage requirements also will grow.
Core messaging functions (email, text,voice/voicemail) are the single most important end user function to be supported. as you might guess. About 48 percent of respondents said core messaging was important.
Accessing organizational data was viewed as key by about 47 percent, illustrating the importance of content consumption. Some 36 percent indicated storing organizational data or
documents was important.
Viewing or creating documents was deemed important by about 33 percent, the same percentage indicating collaboration (conferencing, webinars, document sharing) was important.