What IDC calls the 3rd Platform. This is comprised of mobile devices and apps extending the edge, with cloud taking the place of client/server at the core. Big Data enabling analytics creates deeper insights much faster, and social technologies bring human brains into digital, automated processes.
increasing number of Worldwide Smartphone
Subscriptions from 2014 to 2020
growth in all mobile traffic between 2014 and 2020
increasing in number of Total monthly mobile data traffic from 3.3 EB/month in 2014 to 30.5 EB/month in 2020
This statistic presents information on the projected revenues of mobile app stores worldwide from 2011 to 2013 with forecast until 2017. In 2012, the global mobile app revenues amounted to 18.56 billion US dollars and are expected to grow to 76.52 billion US dollars in 2017.
By 2016, use of mobile apps will surpass that of internet domain names, making mobile apps the dominant means of engaging with brands
Market researcher Gartner Inc. predicts that almost four in 10 organizations will rely exclusively on BYOD meaning they will no longer provide any devices to employees-- by 2016, and 85 percent of businesses will have some kind of BYOD program in place by 2020.
Mobile devices used mostly include smartphones, tablets and PCs, with an average of 1.7 devices per user on a global scale. Most users prefer their own smartphones as the preferred device to help them to combine work and personal lives effectively.
With BYOD, enterprises allowed employees to bring in their own devices and work within their enterprise network.
The rapid increase in the use of mobile devices in many sectors have aided well in helping their employees to remotely access account information and collaborate with customers or coworkers.
This has many advantages, the first is the fact that company spending on buying computing devices is reduced considerably. A well designed and thought out BYOD implementation can improve job satisfaction and optimize business operations. Staying connected to employees also becomes easier as they are active on their personal devices.
Operating Costs can be lowered as users will use self-service solutions and then look for tech support for resolution of problems. A well thought out and secure mobility strategy can help deliver considerable benefits to businesses.
Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) has come into focus to handle and scale up cross-platform application development across smartphones, notebooks and tablets. It is worth noting that the key here is to offer scalable and secure services that serve the priorities of sandboxing enterprise content and at the same time retain the comfort and familiarity of working with one�s own device. The right mix between both is the key to BYOD success.