Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Android Gains Enterprise TractionBy Don Reisinger | Posted 06-06-2012
44 percent of respondents said that they plan to support Android-based tablets in the next 12 months.
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.
Apple's iPad will be supported by 34 percent of respondents in the next 12 months.
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.
In previous years, companies typically replaced mobile devices, such as smartphones, every two to three years, according to Strategy Analytics.
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.
In the tablet space, companies plan to replace devices every 1.2 years, according to Strategy Analytics.
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.
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.
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.