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According to the latest Yankee Group predictions, there will be 500 million mobile banking (m-banking) users worldwide by 2015. VeriSign’s Messaging and Mobile Media Services Business (acquired by Syniverse) commissioned Palmer Research to conduct a major study among US consumers to assess the market for m-banking as a technology to assist them in better managing their finances. The study, executed in conjunction with Fiserv and M-con, covered the following topics:
• Penetration of smart phones and features used
• Awareness and usage of mobile banking
• Interest in mobile phone banking activities
• Perceived benefits of and concerns with mobile phone banking
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Since desktop virtualization originated with Terminal Services almost twenty years ago, new technologies such as blade PCs, application virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and offline VDI have been developed to reduce the cost and complexity of desktop management even more. However, despite desktop virtualization’s many benefits, many organizations have delayed deploying it.  Quest Software sponsored an online research study to assess the:
• Priority of desktop virtualization relative to other IT initiatives
• Adoption levels for desktop virtualization by technology type
• Key drivers and benefits of desktop virtualization adoption
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The use of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets in the enterprise has grown at an explosive rate. IT management has been challenged to provide secure connectivity to core business systems while managing data, licenses and updates. Traditional desktop management technologies won’t work, and tools such as Blackberry Enterprise Server, Microsoft Exchange, and MDM have emerged as third party solutions. IT Business Edge hired Palmer Research to conduct an enteprise mobility study to:
• Provide market data that will assist CIOs in creating secure connectivity to core business systems
• Define a framework so organizations can make more informed decisions to accomplish this task
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