Natick, Massachusetts (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
VDC Research (VDC), a leading M2M market intelligence firm that provides technology suppliers, product managers and engineering leaders with research-driven insights to help guide their product development and technology strategies, today unveiled highlights of recent research on the rugged mobile computing market. VDC has been covering the enterprise mobility market for over 20 years with detailed analysis and forecasts that are widely considered the leading authority on technologies that enable the mobile enterprise.
Before revealing highlights of this study, VDC’s vice president of Enterprise Mobility, David Krebs made the following comment, “Our research shows that the overall rugged mobile computing market including rugged tablets, forklifts, notebooks and handhelds contracted slightly in 2012. We see the rugged mobile market – best evidenced by developments in the handheld segment – in a state of transition. While the need for rugged devices to support many business and mission critical processes remains strong, we feel there is a clear need for rugged vendors to reinstate their value proposition in the context of increased pressure from consumer devices with more modern OS platforms and addressing the perceived innovation gap. Reinforcing key benefits and requirements around sustainable development, lifecycle management and platform flexibility will be critical moving forward. We see modest improvements in market conditions in 2013.”
Highlights of the VDC study, Enterprise & Government Mobility Hardware Rugged Mobile Quarterly Shipments Q4 2012 from our Strategic Insights 2012: Enterprise:
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