Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Android Gains Enterprise Traction

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 06-06-2012

Android Tablets

44 percent of respondents said that they plan to support Android-based tablets in the next 12 months.

Android Tablets

RIM Tablets

RIM, once the darling of enterprise decision-makers everywhere, will have its tablet supported by just 6 percent of respondents in the next 12 months.

RIM Tablets

Apple iPad

Apple's iPad will be supported by 34 percent of respondents in the next 12 months.

Apple iPad

Bring Your Own

More than one fifth (22 percent) of respondents said that they won't deploy any "corporate-liable tablets" in the next 12 months.

Bring Your Own

Slow Turnaround

In previous years, companies typically replaced mobile devices, such as smartphones, every two to three years, according to Strategy Analytics.

Slow Turnaround

Quick Change

Want to see how dramatically Android-based handsets and the iPhone are changing the corporate world? The average replacement cycle for smartphones is now 1.1 years.

Quick Change

Tablet Turnover

In the tablet space, companies plan to replace devices every 1.2 years, according to Strategy Analytics.

Tablet Turnover

Who Pays?

Companies are paying a portion of the costs related to smartphones. In the Q1 2012 survey respondents said their companies pay an average of 78.7 percent of applicable costs related to smartphones.

Who Pays?

Corporate Liable

In the next 12 months, corporations are expected to pay an average of 79 percent of the applicable costs related to smartphones -- not a major difference, despite many new devices entering the workplace.

Corporate Liable

Costs on the Rise

Overall, though, mobile and wireless costs are on the rise, according to Strategy Analytics. One of the biggest culprits: mobile broadband access so tablet users can stay connected when Wi-Fi is unavailable.

Costs on the Rise