Report: Enterprises speed up tablet adoption

Summary:Around 26 percent of enterprises are using or planning to use tablets in the workplace, according a survey by Forrester Research

Around 26 percent of enterprises are using or planning to use tablets, according to a study by Forrester Research.

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Around 26 percent of enterprises are using or planning to introduce tablets in the workplace, according to a report. Image credit: Forrester Research

However, only two percent of companies will support employees who bring in their own PC to work, the report added. The conundrum is that workers are bringing tablets like the Apple iPad to work, but PCs are frowned upon over security worries.

Forrester's latest hardware survey interviewed 2,300 IT executives in the UK, US, Canada, Germany and France. It found that 26 percent of enterprises with 1,000 employees or more were planning to implement tablets. Of that group, four percent had already implemented the move and 17 percent were piloting.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Enterprise tablet adoption picks up steam; Bring your own PC doesn't on

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Topics: Mobility, Smartphones


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