Enterprises to account for 25% of all tablet sales in 2011

Deloitte report also predicts non-traditional PCs will outsell desktops and laptops for the first time, and the fragmenting of the tablet OS market

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Enterprises to account for 25% of all tablet sales in 2011 Devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple iPad, are expected to make significant inroads into the enterprise space during 2011, according to Deloitte
By  Ben Furfie Published  January 13, 2011

Deloitte has predicted that 2011 will see widespread adoption of tablets in enterprises, with more than a quarter of all devices sold during the year ending up in the hands of corporate users.

According to the company’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice report for 2011, which is due out on Wednesday January 19th, the verticals expected to heavily adopt the devices are retail, healthcare and manufacturing, with these accounting for more than 10 million device sales alone.

The process is being driven in part by the consumerisation of technology, as well as an increase in the availability of enterprise software on leading platforms including iOS and Android.

In addition, the company is also predicting that more than half of the computers bought by enterprises during 2011 will not be traditional PCs, such as desktops and laptops. This is expected to have an impact on the operating system market, with Deloitte predicting significant fragmentation within the market; particularly within the tablet space.

A number of major Middle East enterprises are already investing in the iPad as an enterprise device, such as the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.

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