A new report from Juniper Research finds that more than $115 in retail payments will be spent using mobile devices for every man, woman and child on the planet by 2018.
Juniper Research became the latest research firm to forecast an exploding wearable devices market, predicting that 130 million devices will ship by 2018, ten times higher than estimated this year.
A single BYOD policy may be insufficient to address the variety of issues raised by the flood of employee-owned mobile devices into the enterprise, which Juniper Research forecasts will exceed one billion by 2018.
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Spending on mobile advertising is expected to reach $39 billion in 2018, up from $13 billion this year, according to the latest forecast from Juniper Research.
Mobile money transfer users are forecast by Juniper Research to approach 400 million by 2018, up from less than 150 million users in 2013.
Mobile payments and enterprise use of mobile devices, along with fitness and health apps, are expected to spur an 11-fold increase in revenues from app-enabled smart wireless accessories by 2018, according to a recent report from Juniper Research.
In the next five years, healthcare organizations will increase significantly the availability of smartphone-based mobile health services, such as remote patient monitoring and mobile ultrasound services, predicts Juniper Research.
App-enabled smartwatch shipments are forecast by Juniper Research to reach 36 million units by 2018, up from one million in 2013.
One never needs to look particularly far to find the latest success stories in the mobile games space; the most recent topic du jour, for both industry pundits and those in the Juniper Research office, is King's Candy Crush Saga.