Most business decisions are made after executives are able to sit down, go through all their data and make the smartest move for the company. However, sometimes the pure force of a particular service—whether it be the benefits, efficiency, hype or all of the above—make it an impossible system to ignore and organizations will adopt them regardless of the pros and cons.
This can been seen in the push to increase mobility in the business sector. Tablet adoption and bring-your-own-device policies are becoming more widespread and a recent report shows no signs of this slowing down.
According to a report released by the International Data Corporation (IDC), by the end of 2013, tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7 percent with more than 229 million units in the hands of consumers. That is more than the projected laptop sales for the rest of the year and is expected to continue growing and surpass all computer (laptop and desktop) sales by the end of 2015.
"[This] marks a significant change in consumer attitudes about computing devices and the applications and ecosystems that power them," Ryan Reith the Program Manager for IDC's Mobility Trackers, said in the report. "IDC continues to believe that PCs will have an important role in this new era of computing, especially among business users."
For mobility solutions to be successful in a business setting, however, companies need additional solutions like improved wireless networking, cloud computing, VoIP phone systems and unified communication options. An experienced IT consulting firm can help any business implement these systems.
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