Sunday, September 18, 2005

IDC: Mobile Corporate Email to Reach 13.5 Million Users in Europe By 2009

IDC latest research finds that the European market for mobile corporate email is projected to increase "to around 13.5 million individual users — employees who use either a laptop/PDA or mobile phone to access email — in 2009, representing a compound annual growth rate of 36 percent."

Rosie Secchi at IDC said, "Mobile email solutions should operate as an integrated part of the company's existing system. Even though email will remain the foundation of business mobility over the forecast period, it is only the beginning of inevitable business developments that will excite market players even more."

Secchi added that providers deploying mobile email solutions need to consider the value of a broader mobile solution that" would include valuable elements such as mobile device management and mobile security. They should be able to provide a mobile end-to-end offering to customers."