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TECH BUYER Mar 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43590118

Seven Questions to Ask Before Deploying Smartwatches to Your Company

By: Ramon T. LlamasResearch Director, Mobile Devices and AR/VR

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This IDC Perspective explores the questions IT buyers should consider when deploying smartwatches within the enterprise, including use cases, platforms, hardware, applications, MDM/EMM, security, and bring your own device.

"Smartwatches have just begun to make their way into the enterprise as productivity solutions, but IT buyers and users are still trying to figure out how to navigate the process," said Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables program. "Up to this point, smartwatches have long been in the consumer domain, raising questions about their usefulness and effectiveness as enterprise productivity tools. The good news is that multiple companies — from smartwatch OEMs to software and MDM/EMM providers — have introduced tools and platforms to connect smartwatches so that they go beyond simple timepieces to devices that can provide useful and actionable information."


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