40% of Employees in Asia/Pacific will be Mobile Workers by 2015, says IDC
14 May 2012
Singapore and Hong Kong – May 14, 2012 – According to IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Worker Population Forecast 2011-2015, 838.7 million employees in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) will be mobile workers by 2015 and majority of these mobile workers will be office-based. At its forthcoming IDC Asia/Pacific Enterprise Mobility Conference 2012, IDC will explore in-depth what this means for companies in the Asia/Pacific region and how they can develop a strong, comprehensive enterprise mobility strategy to tap into this trend.
This IDC conference, which takes on the theme “Cutting Through the Mobility Hype”, is designed to provide attendees with a clear understanding of the latest developments in mobility, the reality of NFC/Mobile payments, as well as how to develop a mobility strategy that best suits their business requirements. The conference will also provide a mix of practical, real-world case studies centered around mobile strategy and applications development as well as IDC’s analysis on the future of mobility.
Tim Dillon, IDC's Associate Vice President for Asia/Pacific End-User and Mobility Research says, "Mobility is at its most exciting point since Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first cellular call. The convergence of devices, networks and applications has changed the expectation of 'any time, any device, anywhere' from hackneyed cliché to an exciting truism."
Amongst many issues, IDC's Asia/Pacific Enterprise Mobility Conference will explore workplace trends emerging through the consumerization of IT including the trend of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD). The BYOD trend is forcing organizations and managers to reflect upon workplace architecture so as to improve employee productivity and job satisfaction. The IDC conference will test a number of assumptions around BYOD including identifying organizations’ real considerations regarding mobile security and next-generation workspaces.
IDC’s Asia/Pacific Enterprise Mobility Conference will also discuss the key mobile application areas for businesses today and why developers are unable to fully exploit social media and social networking in today’s mobile environment.
Finally, the results of "Your Voice", a pre-event survey that has been completed by conference attendees, will be shared. “Your Voice” profiles the views of IT end users around creating mobility strategies, expectations of BYOD, and plans (or otherwise) to deploy NFC and Mobile Payment solutions.
IDC’s Asia/Pacific Enterprise Mobility Conference 2012 will be held across 10 major cities in Asia/Pacific, focusing on the key theme "Cutting Through the Mobility Hype".
- May 17, 2012 -- Singapore
- May 22, 2012 -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- May 24, 2012 -- Auckland, New Zealand
- June 12, 2012 -- Hong Kong
- June 14, 2012 -- Taipei, Taiwan
- June 19, 2012 -- Seoul, Korea
- June 21, 2012 -- Beijing, China
- June 26, 2012 -- Mumbai, India
- June 28, 2012 -- New Delhi, India
- July 03, 2012 -- Bangkok, Thailand
For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.ap.idc.asia/events/view/locations/?event_id=320. For media enquiries, contact Lay Fang Tan at Tel: +65-6829-7731 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 47 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.
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