target audience: TECH BUYER Publication date: Jun 2023 - Document type: IDC MarketScape - Doc Document number: # US50776823
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Rugged Tablet and PC 2023 Vendor Assessment
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of providers offering rugged tablets and PCs through the IDC MarketScape model. The assessment reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market demands and expected buyer needs for rugged 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 computing over the short term and the long term.
"In 2023, rugged tablets and PCs are mission-critical business tools designed to serve specific enterprise use cases where high-performance computing power and reliability are paramount," says Bryan Bassett, research manager, Enterprise Mobility, IDC. "Rugged tablets and PCs are meticulously designed for frontline workers in manufacturing, public safety, utilities, healthcare, government, and field services. They allow workers to interact with larger volumes of visual data with greater precision than handheld mobile devices and perform better at delivering a desktop user experience for Windows applications and embedded systems."