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Survey: Businesses increasingly replacing laptops with tablets

The number of mobile devices being used in the workplace is continuing to increase, as a growing number of firms are turning to tablets as replacements for aging laptops.

This is according to research by Strategy Analytics, which found that the tablet market enjoyed a slight resurgence in the second quarter of 2015, increasing by two per cent to 19.6 million shipments.

A key reason for this was the business market, with bring your own device (BYOD) still a popular choice. The study noted that ‘personally-liable’ devices for use in the workplace made up more than two-thirds of device shipments.

Phil Hochmuth, director of Mobile Workforce Strategies research at Strategy Analytics, said: “Going forward, we predict enterprises will continue to roll out tablets as laptop replacements for certain groups of employees, as well as for more single-purpose functions, such as kiosks and point-of-sale devices, which will be corporate-owned.”

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From:: http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/company/press-room/data-recovery-news/survey-businesses-increasingly-replacing-laptops-with-tablets778.aspx

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