Enterprise Mobility & the
Connected Worker Report

The Global Market for Rugged Handheld Computers and Smartphones for Line-of-Business Applications

by David Krebs, August 2015

What questions are addressed?

  • What is the outlook for mobile devices used for enterprise and government mobility applications?

  • What is the relative opportunity by regional market, industry, and application?

  • What is the outlook for rugged mobile computers and to what extent are they affected and potentially displaced by consumer devices?

  • How do mobile device requirements align with specific vertical markets and applications?

  • What is the effect of rugged smartphones, and which use cases are best aligned with these devices?

  • What are the primary device functionality requirements, by industry?

  • What is the demand by mobile OS, and how does that demand differ by regional market, industry, and application?

  • To what extent will iOS and Android erode Microsoft’s once-dominant position?

  • What effect will Windows 10, as a next-generation OS platform, have on legacy Windows Mobile 6.x solutions?

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