As more and more homegrown tablet companies are springing up in India, in addition to the end customer, it is the enterprise segment which is opening up to its tablet embrace.
Trends such as Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) are surely driving this tablet surge and support has yet to take off within the enterprise sector as a whole. IT leaders recently reported that tablet support (in terms of company reimbursement or subsidies) ranks lower than mobile or laptop support. IT leaders also reported that email, teleconferencing, and file sharing were the most common tablet applications promoted. This indicates a relative lack of knowledge of tablet application relevance for productivity or growth gains within an enterprise environment.
Segments such as hospitality, financial segment or manufacturing sector are fast to embrace tablet as a collaborative device today. And Indian vendors such as Micromax, Intex, Simmtronics etc are cashing on to this trend.
However, when it comes to the financial services sector, it has a BYOD tablet adoption of nearly 50 percent, several times the adoption rate of the next closest industry. Employees in the financial services industry see great value from tablets due to the nature of their face-to-face work.
This sector is focused on making tablets a viable work space for completing tasks faster and with greater visual performance for client presentations. Other sectors that are client-focused, such as health care and the public sector, are also experiencing greater uptake in tablet adoption. Though there are still significant roadblocks here, we can surely expect better tablet adoption and support to increase when more targeted enterprise applications are available in the enterprise market.
The most common uses of tablets in enterprise
Enterprise are using tablets for employee collaboration, increasing productivity and even generation of ideas and increasing their overall innovation quotient