This IDC Survey examines the mobile applications used on smartphones and tablets in U.S. small businesses (SBs; companies with fewer than 100 employees) and midsize firms (MBs; companies with 100–999 employees). The share of total mobility spending associated with hardware, software, and services is examined first with detail by five company size categories: <20 employees, 20–49, 50–99, 100–499, and 500–999).
The goals that SMBs have for their mobility investments are examined along with the types of workers targeted for mobile enablement, both current and future. The numbers of current smartphone and tablet applications currently used are compared by company size, and the total number of unduplicated apps used on smartphones and tablets are then examined. The document concludes with a comparison of top smartphone and top tablet applications run by SBs and MBs.