Last year, I predicted that 2015 would be the year of enterprise mobile apps. Now it looks like the next five years will be the half-decade of enterprise mobile apps. Get ready.
While some analysts and pundits say BYOD is in retreat, recent data from Strategy Analytics suggest otherwise. In both business smartphone and tablet markets, personal-liable (or BYOD) is the dominant type of device, accounting for over two-thirds of device shipments in each respective category, according to the market research firm's data.
Microsoft's release of Windows 10 for PCs and tablets in July is expected to boost enterprise tablet sales, predicted Eric Smith, senior analyst for tablet and touchscreen strategies at market research firm Strategy Analytics.
For a time, BYOD was all the rage. There wasn't an enterprise conference that didn't devote significant time to the topic. Yet recently, there have been indications that the BYOD trend is waning in the U.S.
Application developers are taking their sweet time developing apps for Apple Watch, and the jury's still out on what the incentives are for app makers who support the wearable, according to information released by research firm Strategy Analytics.
The most popular smartphones are not powered by the processors from mobile chip powerhouses Qualcomm and MediaTek, according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for July 31, including a solid jump in smartphone shipments, a loss of subsidies for major mobile operators, the expected growth of the GPS tracking device market, the company that offered to swoop in to buy ailing NQ Mobile and Palantir acquires a few companies after a long time in hibernation.
The wearable technology market is expected to grow "exponentially" in revenue and number of devices this year, forecasts market research firm Visiongain.
4G LTE competition among mobile operators is moving from expanding coverage to providing higher data speeds and increased capacity, judges Strategy Analytics.
The pervasiveness of energy sensors and ad hoc networks to enable the Internet of Things, along with virtualized networks and cloud computing, will transform the communications networks, content and technology markets by the end of the decade, predicts Strategy Analytics.