How Are Tablets Changing Business?
The benefits of adapting tablets and smartphones for business.
- Tablets will outsets PCs by 2013: 1) Tablets sales (by units sold) are expected to outpace computer sales by the fall of 2013; 2) Tablet shipments are expected to rise from 13.6 million (2011) to 96.3 million units in 2016;
3) Netbook shipments fell by 53% in one year; 4) Desktop PC sales have been declining an average of 15% per year.
- Current tablet adoption: 1) Nearly 6 in 10 organizations use tablets; 2) 31% of those not currently using tablets plan to do so in the next 6 months; 4) Enterprise tablet adoption is estimated to grow by almost 50% per
- Significant benefits: 1) 64% of IT decision-makers said tablet and smartphone use has led to an increase in productivity; 2) 50% felt that the use of tablets and smartphones has led to cost savings in their organizations; 3)
Organizations that use mobile devices generate 40% higher revenue growth.
- How tablets being used: 1) On the organizational level, tablets are being deployed for: Sales or sales representatives - 48%; Replacing printed materials - 36%; Workgroup collaboration - 32%; 2) An unstoppable force
38% of senior executives have been issued a tablet.
- Bring your own device (BYOD) on the rise: 1) 75% of IT professionals currently manage personal devices for employees; 2) 20% fully embrace BYOD; 3) 57% of IT managers deal with personal devices regardless of
their company's policy.
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