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UC blogs: Enterprise tablet market growing

In UC blogs this week, analysts discuss the factors driving the enterprise tablet market, and how vendors are approaching WebRTC testing.

Forrester Research analyst JP Gownder discusses how enterprise tablets are a growing segment of the tablet market despite overall market volatility.

Forrester predicts that the enterprise tablet segment will grow from 6% in 2010 to 20% by 2018. Gownder defines enterprise tablets as Apple, Windows or Android tablets that are purchased and managed by a company on behalf of its employees.

Gownder writes that the segment is driven by three factors. The first is that vendors have increased their push toward tablet-based software, from Apple's partnership with IBM to Android for Work. The second factor is that employees are using tablets more frequently for work. The third factor is new business scenarios to employ tablets. Gownder writes that these scenarios range from package delivery drivers using tablets to deploying tablets as restaurant menus.

Read more about why IT decision makers should create an enterprise tablet strategy.

How vendors approach WebRTC testing

Consultant Tsahi Levent-Levi discusses the three directions vendors take when testing WebRTC services. The first approach is no WebRTC testing. Levent-Levi writes that a mix of small and large vendors do not conduct WebRTC testing because they believe other testing, like SIP and VoIP, is enough for their products.

The second approach involves manual WebRTC testing by a quality assurance team. Levent-Levi writes that manual testing could be a problem for vendors since new versions of Web browsers are released every six to eight weeks. This leads to continual testing that also needs to scale.

The third direction vendors can take concerns implementing an automation framework to test WebRTC. This approach is a one-time investment for vendors, but frameworks often lack functionality, Levent-Levi writes.

Read more about why vendors need to include WebRTC testing for their services.

The key considerations for an M2M, IoT system integrator

Frost & Sullivan analyst Vikrant Gandhi discusses the considerations for selecting a machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) system integrator. Gandhi writes that using an M2M and IoT system integrator ensures hardware and software work together as intended and offers organizations benefits like more economical and faster deployments and easier product upgrades.

Gandhi writes there are three parameters organizations should consider when selecting an M2M and IoT system integrator. These include the system integrator's understanding of an organization's business domain; the ability to scale an organization across regions and comprehensive customer support capabilities.

Read more about Gandhi's highlight of one successful IoT system integrator.

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