According to a recent report by ABI Research, subscribers of enterprise mobile content management (MCM) solutions will grow at double-digit rates to over 110 million by 2018. As per the report, smartphone subscribers of MCM will grow at a modest 12% YoY whereas corporate-liable tablet subscribers will grow 21% over the next 5 years. North America and Western Europe are the largest subscribing markets; Asia Pacific will stay in the number three position throughout the forecast period but grow nearly twice as fast as the regional leaders.
Jason McNicol, senior analyst for enterprise at ABI Research said,”As the Bring-Your-Own-Device phenomenon becomes more widely accepted within enterprises, more corporate content is being placed in the cloud using consumer-grade storage solutions. As such, more corporate content is susceptible to leakage and theft, placing a higher need on mobile content security and protection. This threat is driving enterprises to add a mobile content management solution to the enterprise’s overall mobile strategy.”
The report found that currently there are three supplier segments offering mobile content solutions. The first group is basic cloud storage and protection (i.e., box, Dropbox, Cubby). The second group is content specific solution providers (i.e., Content Raven, Watchdox) whose sole business model is focused on content security. The third and final group is Enterprise Mobility Management providers (i.e., AirWatch, Citrix, Good Technologies, SOTI) whom provide content management solutions to complement a broader mobility support services portfolio.