In Part One of this series, I discussed the three trends that are enabling workplace modernization and how a combination of people, space, technology and the expected experience helps channel partners engage their entire workforce. Today, in Part Two, I focus on anywhere, anytime digital workforce, another trend that is driving the workplace modernization opportunity in the U.S market.
Anywhere, Anytime Digital Workforce – An Opportunity Around Mobility
Work is no longer a place. It’s being done anywhere, anytime. Research shows that 52 percent of the workforce spends at least some, if not all, of their time, working away from the office. Having a virtual digital work space provides the workforce with easy and secure access to information – when and where they need it – and on any device. This advancement of technology is enabling people to use their mobile devices and their PC interchangeably throughout the day, anywhere, anytime; providing real-time collaboration and helping the workforce get more done.
As companies embrace the digital movement, mobile innovation remains to be at the center of digital transformation. IDC Forecasts worldwide Mobility spending to reach $1.72 trillion in 2021. The United States will account for nearly one-quarter of all mobility spending throughout the forecast, making it the largest geographic market at nearly $392 billion in 2021.
This is a huge opportunity that channel partners can wrap services around and drive more valued endpoint outcome solutions. To achieve a productive and secure workforce, businesses need a strategic plan and the right partner.
Here’s How Tech Data Helps Channel Partners Ramp Up Their Mobility Game
Tech Data is responding to this opportunity as it connects the world with the power of technology by:
1. Offering a Diverse End to End Vendor Portfolio
As a leader in technology solutions, Tech Data offers not just the devices, but also provides relationships with major carriers in the U.S. because activation of those devices is critical for connectivity to the end customer, especially in a mobile world. Providing accessories and support services are also essential parts of the solution.
2. Strengthening Resources in the Vertical Space
End customers are interested in business outcomes that are very specific to them and their business – especially around vertical solutions in the mobility space. Tech Data has experienced business development managers who can help define specific vertical solutions – around retail, transportation and health care – as channel partners transform their work space. Also, Tech Data can easily incorporate endpoint devices, along with any of the next-generation technologies like cloud, analytics and IoT, security and services, to offer customers fully customized solutions in any of the verticals in which they focus.
Follow me on Twitter and tune back for part three of this series as we discuss the next-generation collaboration solutions and what we expect in the next five years. In the meantime, to learn more about the latest trends and solutions that support mobility and managed services, contact Tech Data’s Mobility Solutions team.
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About the Author
Linda Rendleman is senior vice president, Endpoint Solutions for Tech Data, where she is responsible for all endpoint solutions and product marketing serving all sales channels in the Americas region. Linda is located at Tech Data's corporate offices in Clearwater, Fla.