While Apple launched its new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 last week to much fanfare, consumers aren't convinced that they a need the latest iPad or any tablet for that matter.
Big news this Monday is HP's announcement that it will split into two publicly traded companies--an enterprise focused company and a personal systems/printing company. The move is expected to free up resources for HP to invest in enterprise mobility products and services.
Strong demand for portable PCs and desktops in the enterprise space helped compensate for weak demand for tablets in the second quarter of 2014, resulting in overall growth in the smart connected device market in Western Europe, according to market research firm IDC.
Could enterprises switch out all of their PCs for tablets and still be as productive? Yes, says Mike Elgan, a Silicon Valley-based tech writer in a Baseline article.
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Tablets are moving into the late adopter stage of device adoption in mature markets, where sales growth is forecast to slow this year, says market research firm Gartner.
Most of the 200 IT decision makers surveyed by Redshift Research on behalf of Parrallels believe that Macs are more reliable than Windows-based PCs, and close to half of their firms offer workers Macs.
Regardless of the slump in PC shipments, 300 million new computers each year is still a huge number. For enterprises, the figures are probably not as important as ensuring that its wireless infrastructure is up to scratch to accommodate the huge influx of BYOD devices that are currently displacing PC shipments.
The worldwide mobile biometrics market is forecast by TechNavio to surge at a 157 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, fueled by the increasing use of mobile devices for financial transactions.
The smart connected device market surged 9.7 percent in Europe last year, fueled by strong demand for tablets, particularly around the holidays, according to the latest IDC stats.