As tablets continue to become more established workplace tools, the pressure on IT departments to enable the practice of BYOD and to ensure the enterprise has the infrastructure and policies in place to secure corporate data and systems, continues to grow. According to the Strategy Analytics Mobile Workforce Strategies (MWS) latest report, “Global Business Tablet Forecast Update Q4 2015″, Strategy Analytics forecasts global business (personal and corporate liable) tablet shipments will grow at a 6% CAGR between 2015 and 2020, reaching 110.2 million units in 2020.
“While the tablet market overall has become somewhat saturated resulting in slowed growth, business tablet shipments are expected to be a bright spot and ramp up in the next several years as businesses shift computing models from PCs or laptops to 2-in-1 tablets. Partnerships forged by vendors such as Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and HP demonstrate how these players see the tablet potential in the Enterprise,” said Gina Luk, Senior Analyst of Mobile Workforce Strategies and author of the report.
“In addition, work being done in areas such as security, bespoke enterprise apps, always-on connectivity, ruggedized designs, and accessory support will make this push into enterprise a longer-term success,” added Andrew Brown, Executive Director of Enterprise Research at Strategy Analytics.