Financial sector to power enterprise tablet shipments to reach 96 million units


By Telecom Lead Team: Over the next
5 years, shipments of tablet computers to enterprises around the world are expected
to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 48 percent, with
shipments rising from 13.6 million units in 2011 to 96.3 million units in 2016,
according to Infinite Research.


The report revealed that financial services sector was the
leading enterprise market adopter in 2011, with 3.37 million tablets purchased.


The report said that enterprise and business tablet adoption is
occurring rapidly in several market verticals such as the education,
healthcare, retail, industrial, government, financial services, hospitality,
technology, legal, and energy sectors.


Demand in the enterprise tablet space is being driven by the
desire to improve employee productivity. Mobile applications are allowing
enterprises to realize huge productivity gains. Additionally, enterprise
members are increasingly seeking real-time access to computing &
communications tools, content, and the internet regardless of their physical
location. The tablet has emerged as the perfect solution to give employees
access to the computing tools necessary to succeed in today’s hyper-competitive
business environment,” said Mark Ritorto, President, of Infinite Research.


In another report appeared in, global tablet shipments reached 17 million units in the third quarter of 2011.
Apple iOS and Android are dominating the worldwide market with a combined 94
percent share.

Apple shipped a record 11.1 million iPads and achieved 67
percent global tablet market share during the third quarter of 2011. Apple iOS
remains the dominant tablet platform with the most established services ecosystem.

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