This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for the worldwide business use of smartphone shipments by operating system and user type (consumer, employee 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.
"The worldwide business use smartphone market is set for steady growth in the long term, with little opportunity for major disruption among platform providers in the short term. The increase of BYOD program acceptance in the enterprise will be a key driver of business use smartphone adoption as technology suppliers in the EMM market continue to improve upon existing mobile security measures, easing or eliminating enterprise concerns regarding mobility." — Bryan Bassett, research analyst, Mobile Enterprise Device Solutions