This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for the worldwide business use of tablet 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.
"Despite a decline in overall tablet shipments worldwide, business use tablet segments are positioned to see steady growth," says Bryan Bassett, IDC's research analyst for Enterprise Mobility: Device Solutions. "As the adoption of Windows 10 gains momentum in the enterprise, detachables like the Microsoft Surface will begin to replace traditional PCs in corporate upgrade cycles."