July 11, 2011 4 Comments
Recently published statistics indicate that tablet adoption is taking off. Here are a few examples.
- Seeking Alpha analyzes Apple’s iPad 2 sales estimates and characterizes the sales pipeline for the top-selling tablet as “the mother of all backlogs.”
- ComputerWorld suggests that Android is emerging as the top market competitor to the iPad and sales of Android tablets could rise steeply compared to Apple.
- Fast Company cites the Mobile Workforce Report from iPass and offers up the possibility that up to 75% of mobile workers could own tablets by the end of the year and will expect IT to support them.
The Consumerization of IT
These statistics reflect a growing trend known as the consumerization of IT. According to ComputerWorld, “Gartner estimates that 69.8 million media tablets will be shipped in 2011, and analysts and forward-thinking tech managers say it’s time for IT to do more than simply take note of that surge.”
This trend has been challenging companies to Read more of this post