- 50% of companies will be increasing their budgets this year for mobile applications
- 34% of all companies are planning to develop 10 or more applications
- 51% of companies will be increasing their in-house development, 31% their outsourced development
- 56% are allowing employees to access apps through public app stores, 43% are centrally distributing them directly to employees’ devices, and 36% through a private internal app store
40% of companies rate the amount of time, dollars and effort involved in deploying their mobile apps as high. However, 62% say that the corresponding business value they have achieved, in terms of the impact on their organization’s revenue and profits, has been high.
There are lots of case studies on how mobile adoption is resulting in cost savings. For example, many enterprises are moving away from hardcopy paper and going electronic through the use of tablets and the iPad in particular. A few examples:
- Huge construction firm uses iPads and Apple TV to save millions - $1.2M savings vs. paper
- American Airlines saves $1.2M in fuel costs by migrating from 40 lbs of paper flight charts and manual to the 1.5 lb iPad
- NFL Playbooks: There's an app for that
The Apple website has excellent case study videos on how enterprises are adopting the iPad.
Eric Lai and Jim Siegel maintain a fantastic list of iPad and Android deployments. However, neither appear to have been updated since December 2012.