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Big growth coming in the enterprise segment

In 2013, research firm Gartner believes that 1.2 billion smartphones and tablets combine will be purchased around the world. The research firm predicts 821 million smart devices will be sold this year.

Gartner is also predicting that tablet sales to businesses will grow substantially in the coming years as businesses start to adopt the form-factor, albeit at a slower rate than consumers. Gartner predicts that Windows 8 will be the third most popular operating system for tablets by 2016 behind iOS and Android OS. 

Analysts at Gartner are also predicting two-thirds of the mobile workforce will have smartphones by 2016 and that Android OS will be the leader in the enterprise environment accounting for 56% of smartphones purchased by businesses in North America and Europe by 2016. Apple devices will continue to grow in the enterprise segments.

“Today the wide range of brands and price points that the Android ecosystem offers is winning over users. While Apple remains the heartbeat by which the market moves, Google has rapidly become its archrival,” said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner, in a statement.

Source: TechCrunch



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RE: Enterprise
By retrospooty on 11/6/2012 12:00:31 PM , Rating: 3
"There is absolutely not way I'm deploying Android "

Why "deploy" anything. Both use EAS for email, that is all you should need to support. Most companies just have a "bring your own phone" or at least "pick your own". Let people get whatever they want and you give them email.


RE: Enterprise
By aurareturn on 11/6/2012 2:41:20 PM , Rating: 2
A lot of companies are doing BYOD aka consumerized IT. However, for companies that have sensitive information(most do), they'll want to deploy a standard phone so they can control it.

In this case, I would choose the iPhone over Android.


RE: Enterprise
By retrospooty on 11/6/2012 3:45:52 PM , Rating: 2
If your data is that sensitive, no mobile platform is secure. Not even a little bit.


RE: Enterprise
By aurareturn on 11/6/2012 4:10:19 PM , Rating: 2
Of course nothing is secured. But let's go back to the stone age and not use smart phones?


RE: Enterprise
By retrospooty on 11/6/2012 5:29:13 PM , Rating: 2
No, just understand that email isn't secure, so you don't want to be putting highly sensitive info on any mobile phone.. If you think WP8's mail client's EAS is any different than the iPhone mail client's EAS or Android's EAS you are mistaken. If its "top secret" keep it off your phone.


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