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This article is part of the June 2011 Volume 8 issue of Managing the mobile workforce
If mobile device management is not at the top of your agenda, take a look at these numbers from leading research firms: IDC predicts the smartphone market will grow by nearly 50% this year, and the number of these phones in use will surpass 450 million. In addition, Deloitte LLP forecasts companies will buy more than 10 million iPads this year. More about mobile device management Seven categories for evaluating mobile device management products CIOs looking for ways to say yes to the iPad in the enterprise Gartner Inc. predicts that 90% of companies will support corporate applications on personal mobile devices by 2014. By that date, 80% of companies will have a mobile workforce armed with tablets, with the iPad expected to dominate the market through 2015, according to the Stamford, Conn.-based consultancy. CIOs simply can't afford to repeat the mistake they made with the iPhone -- namely, dismissing these new tablets as toys for the elite, experts warn. These little business and personal computers are here to stay. "The so-called consumerization comes from... Access >>>
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