The year 2013 will see the continuation of key 2012 trends.
However, Yaj Malik, area vice president of ASEAN at Citrix, highlights significant shifts in the approach towards enterprise mobility management and cloud computing in 2013.
Enterprise mobility management to displace mobile device management
Micro apps and alternative apps like Gmail and Google docs are on the rise in the enterprise, replacing more traditional enterprise apps. More form factors, platforms and devices will come into the workplace, and the resultant heterogeneity will extend to the worker, the app, and the location.
Instead of managing the consumer devices, enterprises will have to secure the apps and data to allow employees to access corporate applications and attend work meetings while on the road or in the comfort of their homes.
Mobile device management (MDM) alone can no longer effectively manage the impact of ever-changing devices that are coming into the enterprise. A bigger and broader enterprise mobile strategy aligned with business objectives is what enterprises need.
Private clouds to grow
Enterprises now realize that they can take the same knowhow from building the public cloud and apply it to the private cloud. Moving into 2013, the private cloud will continue to change the way we build, deliver and consume applications. They will replace PCs as the choice location to store data and access services.