The report claims that at least 50% of enterprise email users will rely on a browser, tablet or mobile client, instead of a desktop, by 2016, due mainly to the increasing comfort of using a mobile device and a browser for enterprise applications.
The study also claims that mobile app development projects (for smartphones and tablets) will outnumber the number of native PC projects by 4:1 in 2015.
Further adding to this point, Gartner believes that smartphones and tablets will represent more than 90% of new net growth in device adoption in the coming four years, and believes that this will result in most client-side applications being made mobile only or mobile first.
Gartner’s report also highlighted the rise of cloud computing, with the research company predicting that more than 50% of Global 1000 companies will have customer-sensitive data stored in a public cloud by the end of 2016.
A full list of this year’s predictions can be found at www.gartner.com/predicts.