And here's a prediction from MSPmentor: mobile device management will be just as big, if not bigger, in 2013. Get ready for growth. That being said, take a look at the following tips to help you separate the smart predictions from the rest.
- Do your research -- One vendor may report one trend, but another may report the exact opposite. What gives? Take the time to understand their platforms. Why would one vendor make this prediction, instead of predicting the opposite? Be a detective, and look for a motive.
- Look for the numbers -- Is a vendor making claim without providing numbers to support it? Always look for evidence that can support the vendor's prediction. Make sure that the numbers add up.
- Follow MSPmentor -- Too worried about other sources throwing you under the bus? Follow us. The VAR Guy will not force any predictions upon you, but will allow you to review the claims on your own. The VAR Guy will not run the predictions. Instead he’ll link his site to your prediction — that is, your blog — whenever reasonably possible.