Since the end of 2009, the tablet has clearly marked its territory in digital development with exponential sales growth year on year. Globally the tablet market grew 11% and 53.8 million tablets were sold just in the last quarter alone.
Increasingly they are being adopted in business and enterprise. Global enterprise such as IBM are fortifying the infrastructure and device management by adopting a BYOD [Bring Your Own Device] strategy.
With almost 300,000 IBM workers choosing an IOS or Android smartphone or tablet, this has to be one of the most significant examples of the rise of the tablet in the workplace. The employees will pay for their own devices and monthly service plans, but they will receive IBM’s guidance and technical support.
4G and advances in cloud computing make tablets an attractive proposition, leaving the heavy laptop and charger firmly at home (if not totally redundant). Additionally, by January, mobile/tablet app development projects are estimated to outnumber native PC projects 4:1.
Investment in business software applications that run natively on a tablet app is fast becoming one of the top priorities and when I’m discussing CRM requirements with new customers its usually pretty high on the check list.
If you would like to try the new SugarCRM Tablet App including it’s offline functionality – click here