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Challenges Mount for U.S. Wireless Service Providers in the Mobile Life-Cycle Management Services Market

Challenges Mount for U.S. Wireless Service Providers in the Mobile Life-Cycle Management Services Market

This IDC Insight updates the 2014 analysis of mobile life-cycle management (MLM) services buyer considerations (March 2014). This updated document describes the major change seen in the extent of mobile outsourcing preferred by enterprises. It highlights the attributes that are reported to be most important to the enterprise when it comes to choosing between connectivity-led, software-led, and services-led end-to-end solution vendors and maps these to the preferred vendor type. The document concludes by characterizing the major, but surmountable, challenge for wireless service providers in the mobile life-cycle management services market.

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IDC Opinion
In This Insight
Situation Overview
Enterprise Preferences in MLM Offerings
"Most Important" Attributes for Enterprises Using Wireless Service Provider Solutions
Future Outlook
Table: U.S. Enterprise's Most Important Mobile Applications (Mean Rating)
Figure: Enterprise Buyers' Vendor Preference for Fully Outsourced End-to-End Enterprise Mobility Solutions
Figure: Most Important Strengths for an End-to-End Solution Provider to Have According to the Enterprise

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