Global tablet sales will pass 381 million units in 2017, according to a new report by Forrester. Tablets will become so mainstream that one in eight humans on earth will own one, representing 29% of online consumers worldwide, according to the Global Business And Consumer Tablet Forecast Update, 2013 to 2017 report.
- Employees will be willing to pay some or all of the cost. In addition company-issued and BYO, a third model is emerging in which workers themselves are willing to foot partof the cost of a tablet to get the specific device of their choice.
- Vertical scenarios will emerge. In healthcare, for instance, the hyper-portability of tablets empowers doctors and nurses to use them for patient-facing scenarios (like showing x-ray results) as well as for treatment-related scenarios (inputting and tracking symptoms and vitals).