Apple retains lead in Nordics device market, IDC figures show

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A new piece of research teased out by analyst house IDC provides an interesting look at a microcosm of the device market; the iPad Pro has helped Apple maintain a solid market lead for smart connected devices in the Nordics.

The figures, which class PCs, smartphones, detachable computers and tablets in the overall field of ‘smart connected devices’, saw Apple’s overall market share of 28.8% with 1.58 million shipments in Q116, down from 33% this time last year. Samsung...

By James Bourne, 29 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Tablet.

Tablet sales are missing expectations – but is this true for the enterprise?

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Mobility is changing the enterprise. But what does this mean aside from the continued rise of the smartphone?

For PCs and tablets, the outlook appears less than rosy. The former is certainly less than surprising – and some may say not before time. A note published yesterday by analyst house Gartner showed global PC shipments declined by almost 10% in the first quarter of 2016, with the overall number mirroring figures from 2007.

In its defence, Lenovo has showed double digit growth in the US...

By James Bourne, 12 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Tablet.

Significant growth expected in tablet deployments for retail and hospitality

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The retail and hospitality markets in Europe are expected to ramp up their tablet deployments by 2018, according to the latest research by IDC and Panasonic Business.

According to the report, titled ‘Rethinking Retail: The Tablet Revolution’, more than half of research respondents were already using some tablets. Regarding retail and wholesale organisations, adoption is expected to hit 10% of all computing devices by the end of 2015, with that number expected to grow to 15%...

By James Bourne, 18 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.

The iPad Pro and Apple’s enterprise dilemma: Why apps are the key

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With the release of the iPad Pro last week, the big question remains: is it truly enterprise-grade?

Apple, of course, believes it is. Speaking to CIO.com, an ‘unidentified spokesman’ explained how Cupertino wants to “reduce the barriers many business users face in a tablet form factor”, although noting the iPad Pro won’t be a silver bullet for all...

By James Bourne, 16 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Tablet.

Strategy Analytics: BYOD still dominant, enterprises hesitant on large device deployments

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The latest research note from Strategy Analytics has found that BYOD remains the “dominant” type of device, while tablets will continue to replace laptops and enterprises hesitate on large scale device deployments.

The research found business smartphone shipments reaching 89.3 million in Q2, down 3% from the previous quarter but up 16% from this time last year. Tablet shipments went up 2% from Q1 at 19.6m units, arresting a ‘slump’ from the previous few...

By James Bourne, 16 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.

Enterprise tablet adoption just waiting to take off, analyst claims

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In January this year, this correspondent wrote: “If there’s a company at the moment which is changing the face of tablet computing in the enterprise, it’s Microsoft.” Now a report from Strategy Analytics argues the iPad Pro will launch into a surge of enterprise tablet growth – thanks in no small part to the groundwork Microsoft has done with the Surface Pro...

By James Bourne, 27 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.

Enterprise mobility applications gain traction in Europe

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The mobile communications revolution that has transformed our lives as consumers is now similarly redefining the way forward-looking enterprises manage their operations and engage with employees, partners and customers. The ongoing pursuit of digital business transformation projects are prompting many CIOs to rethink the technologies, services and techniques that underpin their enterprise mobility initiatives - evolving traditional roles, responsibilities and organisational cultures in...

By David H Deans, 03 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.

A reassessment of tablets in the enterprise: Where do things stand?

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Late last week, analyst house Gartner published numbers on the state of global tablet computer sales – and it didn’t make for pretty reading.

2012 saw 116 million tablets sold globally; 2013 saw 195m sales. 2014, however only saw 216m shipments, an increase of only 10%. Gartner research director Ranjit Atwal described the drop last year as “alarming”, but with sales of 233m and 259m predicted for 2015 and 2016, it seems like the honeymoon period is certainly...

By James Bourne, 12 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.

Two in five CEOs say they miss big deadlines due to lack of mobile solutions, report finds

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With the shift in enterprise mobility gaining pace in organisations worldwide, employee and employer expectations are greater. No longer is it an excuse to not deliver a presentation to the board or sign a key contract because you were unable to access the document remotely.

Or is it? From the shop floor to the top floor, organisations are reporting difficulties as their mobility solutions aren’t fleshed out. Nearly half (49%) of CEOs surveyed by workspace provider Soonr said...

By James Bourne, 02 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.

Survey reveals differing demands for consumer and enterprise tablets

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A survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of mobile backend provider FeedHenry has revealed that one in three American employers do not support using personal tablets for work purposes.

The survey, of 1,164 US adults, saw that 39% of respondents had workplaces which took a dim view on using tablets. 19% of those polled said their employer does support workers using BYOD for tablets, 18% said they get...

By James Bourne, 17 October 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.