The State of Tablet Adoption at Work
Since the Apple iPad tablet was introduced to consumers in 2010, enterprises have been looking for ways to incorporate tablets into the workplace. Meanwhile other companies are introducing tablet alternatives that
incorporate the security, control and flexibility features that the business world demands. This infographic illustrates the explosion seen in the tablet market, the statistics on enterprise adoption, and application innovations in
Adoption & usage.
- Adoption rate over time.
In 2011: 75% of all workers will have some level of mobility associated with their jobs.
Tablets expected to ship (share bought by businesses worldwide): 16.1 million in 2010, 147.2 million in 2015.
According to Forrester, by 2015 (U.S. online consumers): 1 in 3 U.S. online consumers will be using a tablet.
- Small & large business adoption.
Enterprise adoption of tablets: 41% - individuals using personally purchased tablets; 28% - we do not have tablets in house; 16% - small teams are piloting tablet use; 14% - we have deployed tablets to specific groups;
1% - we provide tablets to every employee. Dimensional Research Survey, May 2011.
Plans to roll out 6.000 tablets as in-flight entertainment devices to first and business-class passengers.
Plans to roll out 1.000 tablets to students and professor (The University of Southern Mississippi).
- Tablet & operating system popularity. Most popular OS by market share in 2011: Apple OS - 61.3%; Android - 30.1%; Microsoft/Windows - 4.6%; Blackberry/QBX - 3.3%; other - 0.7%.
- Android reached more than 1 billion app downloads in 2011.
Shipments of tablets powered by Android & Windows OS (134% increase - 2011 to 2012).
Leading businesses adopters include field sales, service, and knowledge workers.
Mobile tablets boost field service tech productivity by 28%.
- Most popular industry adoption: education; government; healthcare; utilities; insurance; pharmaceutical; retail; manufacturing.
- 47% see demand for sales force automation applications on tablets.
- 30% of IT shops are piloting or planning custom tablet apps.
- 71% of SMBs surveyed said they are using tablets as an additional device at work rather than as replacement to their main computer.
- Consumer: 84% - gaming; 78% - browsing; 74% - email.
- Business: 73% - browsing; 69% - email; 67% - work remotely; 46% - sales support; 45% - customer presentations.
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Sources: admob by Google, AOL Small Business, Engadget.com, Forbes, Forrester Research, Frost & Sullivan, Gigaom Pro, IDC, Infinite Research, Infoworld, MBAOnline.com, Network World, Nielsen Data, Nomura,