2013 roundup of mobility, smartphone and tablet forecasts

mobilityFor many companies, getting their mobility strategies off the ground and successful is the highest priority project they have in 2013.  The urgency to get their sales and consulting teams equipped with smart phone and tablet-based applications is accelerating.

Pilot projects have shown mobility applications can shorten sales cycles and serve as a better sales training and management platform.

Serving the sales force with these technologies is paying off across a wide spectrum of industries.  It’s also changing corporate cultures, making them more responsive as well.

With these rapid advances going on and the prediction in December, 2012 by Mary Meeker that the installed base of smartphones and tablets will exceed the total PC installed base by the 2nd quarter of this year, market researchers are releasing forecasts more frequently than ever.  I’ve summarized the key forecasts below:

Figure 1 market shares

Figure 2 IDC
  • Android shipments had accelerated to a 66.9% CAGR from 2010 through the 3rd quarter of 2012 based on the data IDC provided below:

Figure 3 IDC

Figure 5 IDC

Figure 6 pie chart

figure 4 mobility

Figure 8 media tablets basic

figure 4 mobility

Figure 10 market share

Figure 11 market scope

Figure 12 cloud

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30 Jan 2013, 1:36 p.m.

This is a great post, it is packed with interesting facts from key analyst research. I can see why the highest priority IT projects in 2013 will be mobilizing the workforce. Having an impact on shortening the sales cycle is a huge win for IT.