What a wild ride 2014 has been in the mobile productivity space! We’ve seen sizeable mergers, watched the mobile OS roller coaster ride continue, and been thankful to see the economy continue to increase demand for business throughout the supply chain. I’ve recently taken a look back at my predictions for 2014 and found not too much was far off, though surely occurring in a different manner than I expected. Now, with 2014 about to come to a close, let’s have a little fun picking what’s to come in 2015:
- There will be more mergers and acquisitions among mobility vendors. In 2014, hardware vendors changed logos and several industry solution providers merged. 2015 will bring more consolidation as companies combine expertise to better serve specific markets and industries.
- Mobile productivity meets the millennials. As more Millennials start joining the workforce, enterprises are going to focus on equipping them with technology that is familiar to them – reducing the learning curve so they can be more productive, more quickly.
- As Android multiplies, Microsoft’s mobile strategy will be determined. The number of Android devices designed for mission-critical mobility has accelerated in 2014. While that trend is expected to continue in 2015, the market will influence Microsoft’s direction for mobility. We will find out if the market accepts 8.1 for mobile, waits for a Windows 10-based operating system, or shifts its confidence further toward Android.
Whether these or the numerous surprises 2015 will have in store for rugged mobility market, Wavelink will be here with you speaking the language of Mobile Productivity. Got predictions of your own? Email me at [email protected] with your expectations for mobile productivity.
Finally, on behalf of all of us at Wavelink, thank you for choosing us as your partner for mobile productivity. We wish you all the best for a happy, healthy, and productive 2015!