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Worldwide Business Use Smartphone 2013-2017 Forecast Update

  • Publication Date:December 2013
  • Publisher:IDC
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:36
  • ISBN:1937172

Worldwide Business Use Smartphone 2013-2017 Forecast Update

This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for business use smartphone shipments worldwide by operating system and user type (consumer, employee liable, and corporate liable).

As the worldwide smartphone market continues its aggressive growth in the years ahead, so does the trend toward greater business use for smartphones. The trend toward BYOD acceptance continues its ascent in enterprises throughout the world, though the corporate-liable model is still very much alive and well, with certain enterprises opting to maintain tight control over devices and furnish them directly. IDC believes that by the end of 2013, 132.3 million smartphones will end up as employee-liable devices, up a 50.3% from the 88.1 million smartphones in 2012. In the same vein, corporate-liable smartphone shipments will reach 61.4 million units in 2013, up 18.5% from the 51.8 million units in 2012. This will lead to a total of 193.7 million business use smartphone shipments in 2013, up a strong 38.5% from the 139.9 million units in 2012. Total employee-liable smartphone shipments in 2017 will reach 328.4 million units, resulting in a CAGR of 30.1% for 2012-2017. Corporate-liable smartphone shipments will reach 88 million units, resulting in a CAGR of 11.2%. Total business use smartphone shipments will reach 416.4 million units in 2017 at a CAGR of 24.4% for 2012-2017.

"As the world becomes mobile, smartphone use for business purposes rises in sync," said Ben Hoffman, research analyst with IDC's Mobile Enterprise Research team. "As employees continue to demand the ability to use the devices of their choosing, and as enterprises begin to incorporate BYOD within their organization, it is critical to ensure the right policies and strategies are in place so both sides -- employees and enterprise -- reap the benefits of leveraging employee-liable mobile devices."

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Methodology

Primary Data Sources

Secondary Sources

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker

Definitions

Smartphone

Corporate Adoption

Enterprise Segment

Individual Segment

Employee-Liable Business Smartphones

Consumer Smartphones

Situation Overview

Future Outlook

Forecast and Assumptions

Forecast by Region

Forecast by Operating System

Android

BlackBerry

Firefox

iOS

Linux

Symbian

Tizen

Windows Phone

Assumptions

Market Context

Essential Guidance

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Related Research

Synopsis

Table: Worldwide Business Use Smartphone Shipments by Region and User Type, 2012-2017 (M)

Table: Worldwide Business Use Smartphone Shipments by Mobile Operating System and User Type, 2012-2017 (M)

Table: Worldwide Business Use Smartphone Shipments for Combined Business Use by Mobile Operating System, 2012-2017 (M)

Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the Worldwide Business Use Smartphone Market, 2013-2017

Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide Business Use Smartphone Market, 2013-2017

Table: Worldwide Employee-Liable, Corporate-Liable, and Combined Business Use Smartphone Shipments, 2008-2017: Comparison of June 2013 and December 2013 Forecasts (M)

Figure: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments by User Type, 2012-2017

Figure: Worldwide Corporate-Liable Business Use Smartphone Shipment Share by Mobile Operating System, 2012-2017

Figure: Worldwide Employee-Liable Business Use Smartphone Shipment Share by Mobile Operating System, 2012-2017

Figure: Worldwide Combined Business Use Smartphone Shipment Share by Mobile Operating System, 2012-2017

Figure: Worldwide View of Android by Consumer, Employee-Liable, and Corporate-Liable Usage, 2012-2017

Figure: Worldwide View of BlackBerry by Consumer, Employee-Liable, and Corporate-Liable Usage, 2012-2017

Figure: Worldwide View of Firefox by Consumer, Employee-Liable, and Corporate-Liable Usage, 2012-2017

Figure: Worldwide View of iOS by Consumer, Employee-Liable, and Corporate-Liable Usage, 2012-2017

Figure: Worldwide View of Linux by Consumer, Employee-Liable, and Corporate-Liable Usage, 2012-2017

Figure: Worldwide View of Symbian by Consumer, Employee-Liable, and Corporate-Liable Usage, 2012-2017

Figure: Worldwide View of Tizen by Consumer, Employee-Liable, and Corporate-Liable Usage, 2012-2017

Figure: Worldwide View of Windows Phone by Consumer, Employee-Liable, and Corporate-Liable Usage, 2012-2017

Figure: Worldwide Corporate-Liable Business Use Smartphone Shipments, 2008-2017: Comparison of June 2013 and December 2013 Forecasts

Figure: Worldwide Employee-Liable Business Use Smartphone Shipments, 2008-2017: Comparison of June 2013 and December 2013 Forecasts

Figure: Worldwide Combined Business Use Smartphone Shipments, 2008-2017: Comparison of June 2013 and December 2013 Forecasts

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