target audience: TECH BUYER  Publication date: Jun 2023 - Document type: IDC MarketScape - Doc  Document number: # US50689523

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Rugged Mobile Devices 2023 Vendor Assessment

By:  Bryan Bassett Loading


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This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of providers offering rugged mobile devices through the IDC MarketScape model. The assessment reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market demands and expected buyer needs for rugged mobile solutions. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses each vendor relative to one another, and the framework highlights the key factors that are expected to be the most significant for achieving success in rugged mobility over the short term and the long term.

"Rugged mobile devices are mission-critical business tools in 2023, designed to serve specific enterprise use cases in hazardous frontline working environments where hardware durability and capability is critical," says Bryan Bassett, research manager, Enterprise Mobility, IDC. "Whether it be at a warehouse, storefront, hospital, or home doorstep, chances are most manufactured and shipped goods worldwide have at one point or another crossed paths with a rugged mobile device. With increased mobilization efforts targeted at frontline workers, rugged mobile deployments will see increased demand, as will expanded rugged use cases. Businesses require durable, capable, and purpose-built mobile devices to enable frontline workers in this second wave of digital transformation, and rugged devices will play a crucial role in these efforts."


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