By 2014, your office will have more Apple iPad users than those totin' a BlackBerry smartphone
posted by Alan F. / Oct 22, 2012, 5:18 PM
now meets the enterprise-level security requirements. In addition, the BYOD movement has probably sped up BlackBerry's demise as many just figured that since they use iOS at home, why not use it in the office as well. Even a company in tune with cutting edge software like SAP has a "fleet" of 18,000 Apple iPads that it manages. This is where business is heading says the Gartner executive.
Sondergaard predicts that in two years, 20% of sales organizations will use tablets as the primary mobile platform for their sales force in the field. By 2018, he sees 70% of mobile workers using a tablet or a hybrid-type device. Not bad for a product that no one really cared about just three years ago.
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not that i am against ipads success or anything. i just feel people or companies who really know more about tech and features will go in for the surface when it releases. i see more than half of ipad users trading in their ipads for a surface. with phones like galaxy note 2 and galaxy s3 around the use of mobile os on a tablet doesnt make sense any more. all i need is a big screen android phone and a surface. i will be covered in all areas
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 5:28 PM 16
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well said. in few months the surface will replace the ipad for business. lets be honest, the surface can do a lot more than the ipad (and I mean ALOT). unless apple decided to produce ipad pro (with OSX) they don't stand a chance to dominate the market by the release of the surface. what is the advantage of the ipad over the iphone, or any android flagship device? nothing except big screen. however, some phones are more powerful than the ipad, simple example is the iphone, thats why the surface will dominate the business world very soon. and android and apple will share the rest of the market
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 5:43 PM 8
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"in few months the surface will replace the ipad for business." I'm not sure about that because business people are too much worried about brand names and they may choice iPad just because of Apple logo on it.
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 6:19 PM 2
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in my company there are already more tablets then BB. For a phone first choice of people in my company is the original Note and now its the Note 2 with the Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4s (not iphone 5!) coming in at a close second. And you're right the surface tabletss will be the most complete tablet for functionality automatically making it the preferred choice for corporate users.
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 6:09 PM 0
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wow excuse after excuse.. just accept the fact that people have choices and they have chosen Apple.. since that is what they have at home...
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 5:48 PM 2
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Some people don't understand that there's market share to go around. Apple will do no less due to Microsoft and surface. They'll continue to thrive, just as they've done with androids climb. Billions of people on earth, iOS, android, and windows will all have some pie to eat.
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 6:06 PM 1
who are you? are you a New Apple Troll? you are everywhere.... dude ...please .. less comments more reading .....gallitoking....
posted on Oct 23, 2012, 1:59 AM 1
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i suppose Gartner did this research and conclude without having in mind the upcoming tablet player. (MS Surface). pretty stupid for a company like Gartner (specially, Peter Sondergaard).
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 9:05 PM 0
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They will revise their analysis once Windows Tablet and also UBUNTU On NEXUS (this will happen sooner or later) picks up ... will have another analysis on failed analyisis of why offices are having less ipads than ever before :)
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 9:09 PM 0
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