Top 10 commercial business applications for tablet devices

Worldwide media tablet sales to end users will total 63.6 million units in 2011,
a 261.4 percent increase from 2010 sales of 17.6 million units. Media tablet
sales will continue to experience strong growth through to the end of 2015 when
sales are forecast to reach 326.3 million units.

According to Gartner, the top 10 commercial business application categories for
tablet devices are:

1.    Sales automation systems for customer collateral, sales
presentations, and ordering systems

2.    Business intelligence: analytical and performance
applications with management dashboards

3.    Containerised email to separate corporate messaging
environments from personal email

4.    Collaboration applications for meetings

5.    File utilities for sharing and document distribution

6.    General corporate/government enterprise applications for
CRM, ERP, SCM and messaging

7.    Medical support systems for doctors, nurses, and physical

8.    Hosted virtual desktop agents to provide secure remote
operations of traditional desktop applications and environments

9.    Social networking applications with intelligent business

10.  Board books for secure document and report distribution

Combined sales of tablets and smartphones will be 44 percent bigger than the PC
market in 2011, according to Gartner predictions. By the end of 2014, the installed
base of devices based on new lightweight mobile operating systems like Apple
iOS, Google Android and Microsoft Windows 8 will exceed the total installed
base of all PC based systems.

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