Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 11-13-2012

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Gartner estimates that 821 million smartphones and tablets will be sold in 2012, accounting for 70 percent of all devices purchased this year.

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

A whopping 1.2 billion smartphones and tablets will be sold worldwide next year, according to the research firm.

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

By 2016, Gartner estimates, 40 percent of the global workforce will be mobile, requiring companies to invest heavily in smartphones and tablets.

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

The affects on the corporate world will be massive. In 2016, 67 percent of workers will have a smartphone.

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Gartner estimates that total enterprise tablet purchases this year will hit 13 million by year's end.

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

By 2016, total tablet purchases in the enterprise will reach 53 million units.

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Gartner predicts that Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms will be the top two tablet operating systems running in the enterprise in 2016.

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Windows 8 will be third in the enterprise tablet market, says Gartner, scoring 39 percent market share in 2016.

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

On the smartphone side, Gartner estimates that 56 percent of handsets purchased in North America and Europe in 2016 will run Android.

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Gartner notes that BlackBerry maker RIM "has a huge challenge ahead in regaining its key presence in the enterprise."

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises