This IDC study examines the business mobile email market for the period from 2010 to 2016, with vendor revenue, subscriber trends, and market growth forecasts. Worldwide market sizing is provided for 2009-2016 for revenue growth and subscribers. A five-year growth forecast (by revenue and subscribers) for this market is shown for 2012-2016. A vendor competitive analysis, with vendor revenue and subscriber market shares of the leading vendors, is provided for 2010 and 2011. This study also includes profiles of leading vendors and identifies the characteristics that vendors will need to be successful in the future.
"The explosion of employee-liable devices and the ease at which key server-based solutions from Microsoft and IBM can enable these end users' key mobile business email access are critical. Beginning in 2012, more than half of all smartphones used for business are owned by employees rather than the company," said Stephen Drake, program vice president, Mobility and Telecom.