IT Service Providers Up the Ante in Mobility

Kathryn Weldon
Kathryn Weldon

Summary Bullets:

• In 2012, IT service providers (ITSPs) are increasingly focused on mobility as a growth area for consulting and managed services. What are their focus areas today and what have they added to their portfolios? (See IT Service Providers Focus on Apps and Security, November 5, 2012)

• How do ITSPs differ from mobile operators and should the latter worry about direct competition?

This year the top global ITSPs are focusing not only on managed services and consulting for mobility deployments, but there is an increased emphasis on new areas including: consulting, implementation and managed services to help with BYOD; virtualization for mobile devices, mobile application development and delivery; and mobile security. These are many of the same service areas that are in mobile operators’ managed mobility portfolios. Continue reading “IT Service Providers Up the Ante in Mobility”