Channel Insider content and product recommendations are editorially independent. We may make money when you click on links to our partners. Learn More.

Cloud mobile device management

1 - Top Two Areas of Application InvestmentTop Two Areas of Application Investment

Mobile-device management apps (47%) topped the list of categories respondents said they are considering or planning to purchase. Business analytics/big data apps came in second (43%).

2 - Other Key App InvestmentsOther Key App Investments

A significant percentage of respondents are considering or planning investments in database/master data management apps and marketing/sales apps, both at 41%.

3 - Top Areas Where Cloud Is Being UsedTop Areas Where Cloud Is Being Used

52% have deployed mobile-device management in the cloud. The next top two areas are CRM/contact centers (49%) and business analytics/big data (42%).

4 - Less Use of the CloudLess Use of the Cloud

A smaller percentage of respondents is leveraging the cloud for finance apps (22%), governance/risk management (27%) and database/master data management (29%).

5 - Critical Application FeaturesCritical Application Features

Regardless of whether an app is deployed on-premise or in the cloud, ease of use, customer service, implementation, security and integration are the leading concerns.

6 - Making the DecisionMaking the Decision

70% of line-of-business (LOB) professionals said they are very close to making a purchasing decision before contacting the vendor; 55% of IT pros said the same.

7 - The Ultimate Decision MakerThe Ultimate Decision Maker

While both LOB and IT professionals prefer a free trial, 80% of LOB pros said the final purchase decisions rest with them, versus 55% of IT pros claiming the same.

8 - Application Vendor LandscapeApplication Vendor Landscape

Microsoft, Oracle and IBM are the most widely used providers, but in terms of consideration for future purchases, Salesforce, Oracle and IBM lead the way.

9 - Top Information ResourcesTop Information Resources

Peers, technology content sites and vendor Websites were cited as the top three by both IT and LOB pros.