Analyst firm J. Gold Associates’ latest survey found that corporate-issued tablets will grow at an average annual growth rate of 64% over the next three years. By contrast, the expected growth rate for consumer-purchased tablets (BYOD) during the same time period is 31%.
The survey focused on mobile strategies and adoption plans of 270 North American medium to large-sized businesses.
Companies responding to the survey noted that while tablets are less expensive than laptops, the hardware purchase is only 10%-15% of the overall cost of the tablet.
That means managing the apps, security, and permissions make up as much as 90% of the total cost of ownership. Companies that already issue laptops to their workers may trend to want to own the devices themselves, the J. Gold survey noted.