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Companies are increasingly mobile oriented

September 2, 2014, by BitMat Editorial Home

Tablets, smartphones and laptops are really widespread inside business environments. Tablet will register the biggest growth. However, the BYOD is a common practice.

After the success in consumer scope, smartphones  and laptops are become a reality in many enterprises by now. Just think that almost three out of four companies equip workers with laptops (74%) and smartphones (71%). Tablets, on the other side, are used only by the half (47%) of interviewed companies. However, we can preview that this type of devices will reach the other ones in the next three years, thanks to the migration to more data-intensive app mobile on tablets.

In the future, however, according to Frost & Sullivan, the tablets development  will put “in crisis” the use of devices are now successful: Within 2016 a reduction of smartphones use  (-8%) is previewed in favor of the tablets that will be used by the 56% of companies, compared to the 49% of nowadays.

In addition to the devices offered by companies, the BYOD is developing, a phenomenon that expect the use of personal devices in workplace. In fact the 60 % of enterprises is favorable to this common practice, even if in terms of safety there are some problems. Only 4 out of 10 IT Decision Makers affirm that their companies have formal regulations for the devices use.  

Almost the 58% of big companies has formal regulations for BYOD devices use, on the contrary only the 20% of small companies has standard policy affirmed Karolina Olszewska, Frost & Sullivan analyst_ the most common methods to enforce BYOD policy are the use of technological web solutions (67%) and the mobile devices management (61%)”.

All in all, we can see that the 62% of workforce is traditional, that is it works in an office. The mobile workers represent the 22% and the remote ones represent the remaining 16%.

 “Even if a strong change of this trend is not scheduled for the next three years, the number of office workers will decrease, on the contrary the number of remote and mobile workers will increase so this will create new opportunities for smartphones and tablets manufactures” finished Karolina Olszewska.

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