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Worldwide Business Use Smartphone Forecast Update, 2017-2021

Worldwide Business Use Smartphone Forecast Update, 2017-2021

This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for the worldwide business use of smartphone shipments by operating system and user type (consumer, individual liable, and corporate liable). It is part of IDC's continuing research with respect to mobile devices. Findings in this document are based on information gathered from primary and secondary sources during the past six months."This year represents some of the biggest mobile hardware and software innovations the business use smartphone market has seen in years," says Bryan Bassett, research analyst for IDC's Enterprise Mobility: Deployment Strategies program. "Augmented reality, desktop mode functionality, and facial recognition, while not entirely original concepts, are gaining traction in the mainstream smartphone market."

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Operating Systems
Windows OS
Combined Business Usage Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Mobile Hardware Investment
Augmented Reality and Desktop Mode Functionality
Windows OS
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Corporate-Liable Smartphones
Individual-Liable Business Smartphones
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