Gartner: Tablets and mobile apps set to change the PC landscape
Gartner’s predictions report for the future of IT organizations discovers to what extent consumerization is affecting conventional PC use.
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.