Mobility seen pushing sales for 78% of Latin America's retail industry

Thursday, December 1, 2011

About 78% of manufacturing companies in Latin America have increased their sales after implementing mobility solutions, according to the results of US firm Motorola Solutions' (NYSE: MSI) 2011 Enterprise Mobility Barometer.

In addition, over seven out of every 10 surveyed companies have increased investments in mobile and wireless technologies in 2011 when compared to last year.

Particularly in the retail sector, the study highlights the high growth in mobile device penetration. In that sense, 35% of retail companies will buy tablets and mobile VoIP phones this year, compared to just 10% last year.

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But mobile phones and laptops will continue to be the most used devices in retail industries, with 69% and 57% of the companies, respectively.

Motorola Solutions' 2011 Enterprise Mobility Barometer included companies from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico - the four largest economies that represent 74% of Latin America's GDP.