61 Percent of US Corporations Report Employee Tablet Use
Boston, MA - April 13, 2011 – Developments in the areas of devices, networks and enterprise infrastructure are all serving as catalysts for enterprise tablet adoption, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics.
According to the most recent Strategy Analytics Tablet and Touchscreens Strategies (TSS) report, “Are Tablets Set for Enterprise Primetime?
” the growth in personal liable devices, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) work policies, availability of high-speed networks and an inexorable shift to virtualized and cloud computing environments, all serve as catalysts to drive the growth of tablet presence in the enterprise.
“Trends that include Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are evolving from an experimental phase to enterprise 'norm,' as smartphones and tablets move into the workplace, each with its own mobile application environment,” said Andrew Brown, Director at Strategy Analytics and author of the report
. “BYOD is driving the need for secure converged fixed mobile access (4G, WiFi and Femtocell) and integrated IT management. This may appear to be the IT manager's nightmare scenario, but improved managed mobile service tools offered by vendors, ISVs and mobile carriers are bringing these devices under full IT control for the first time,” he added.
“In tandem with the shift to virtualized and cloud computing environments, and a shift to all-IP networks, companies are also identifying how to integrate “consumer” features into the way they manage their own communication, collaboration and interaction,” said David Kerr, Senior Vice President at Strategy Analytics. Kerr continued, “Tablets are increasingly being viewed as a fast and unobtrusive way to enter and access key information, irrespective of location and context.”