Frost & Sullivan: Tablets to Bridge the Gap with Smartphones
Jul 23, 2014 UncategorizedComments Off on Frost & Sullivan: Tablets to Bridge the Gap with Smartphones
LONDON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The use of smartphones and laptops is widespread among enterprises, with nearly three out of every four organizations issuing corporate-owned laptops (74 percent) and smartphones (71 percent) to their workforces. Tablets, on the other hand, are issued by only half (47 percent) the surveyed enterprises; however, these devices are expected to bridge this gap over the next three years, as many of the more data-intensive mobile applications migrate over to the tablets.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.wireless.frost.com), The Future of Mobile Devices from a Customer Perspective — United States and Europe, finds that by 2016, the use of smartphones is expected to decrease from the current levels of 66 percent to 58 percent, while tablets are expected to increase from 49 percent to 56 percent.
Interestingly, while almost 60 percent of organizations allow personal devices to be connected to the corporate network, only four out of ten IT decision makers report that their company has a formal bring your own device (BYOD) policy in place.
“Approximately 58 percent of large enterprises have a formal BYOD policy, while only 20 percent of small businesses have a standardized policy,” said