7. BYOD Is BMOC
More employees want to bring their own devices to work and more employers seem to be OK with that. It adds up to a big opportunity for solution provider to make sure the devices connect to corporate networks in a secure and reliable fashion. VARs spent much of 2012 learning how to integrate the sales, management and support of non-corporate-owned smartphones and tablets into their offerings.
Meanwhile, Apple's iPhone, iPad and new iPad Mini continue to dominate the space, but a slew of devices touting Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows 8 are also vying for market share among solution providers.