The world is changing. Technology develops faster within a single lifetime than it used to in generations. At the forefront of all this change is a connected network of billions of devices. Information moves around the globe in an instant, whether it be text, voice, or video.

This connected, mobile-first world gives you immediate access to almost anything you can dream of. Are you curious what the weather’s like in England? What about that song you can’t quite remember the lyrics to? Or maybe your washer and dryer died and you need YouTube to save the day. It’s probably no surprise that more than 5 billion people are calling, texting, tweeting and browsing on mobile phones worldwide.

Here’s a quick glimpse of this tremendous growth:

  • Data volumes are exploding, more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race.
  • Data is growing faster than ever before and by the year 2020, about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on the planet.
  • By then, our accumulated digital universe of data will grow from 4.4 zettabytes today to around 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes.

Data is at the heart of our everyday lives.

In successful businesses, data is even more prevalent, allowing you to make intelligent decisions that drive your industry forward. Digital information takes many forms, from a simple email chain keeping you connected to initiatives that aggregate feedback from thousands of sources and presents you with a solution no one considered before.

Like all good things though, having too much can be a bad thing. All that data comes at a steep price. In fact, data is a significant cost for most mobile environments! So, how can you gain control of your environment and trim mobile excess? Well, let’s examine the data behind all that data: There is a 40% projected growth in global data generated per year vs. 5% growth in global IT spending!.

If you want to get ahead of the data overload, make sense of your usage, set customizable thresholds, and develop strategies that give you an edge, ask yourself: in today’s data-driven world, what separates leaders from the pack?

Data-driven mobile expense management solutions will allow you to automate your environment, providing visibility and thresholds to manage your company’s time and spend on mobile data and a Gartner Magic Quadrant Enterprise Mobility Management solution allows you to secure and protect valuable company data.