375 Million Tablets Will Be Sold Globally in 2016


Forrester Research forecasts in a just-published report that in 2016 there will be 375 million tablets purchased globally and 760 million tablets in use. This growth — from 56 million sold in 2011 — represents a 46% compound annual growth rate. The consumerization of IT is not a trend Forrester sees going away: By 2016, one-third of tablets will be sold directly to the business. Emerging markets will also contribute greatly to tablet adoption: Forrester believes that these markets will account for 40% of tablets sold in 2016.

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