If you thought BYOD programs were popular with today's workers, just wait. New research shows that virtually all middle school and high school students in this country now have access to mobile devices, and two-thirds supply their own devices for schoolwork.
Hang onto your BYOD devices. The BYOD device market is expected to soar to $238.4 billion in just six years, a three-fold increase from last year's figure, according to the latest forecast from Grand View Research.
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Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 3/3 including: why migrating banner ads to mobile is a bad idea for marketers, Freescale Semiconductor creates a new microcontroller for wearables, tablets gain ground in 2013 as a whole while Apple shrinks, speedier 802.11ac access helps grow WLAN gear revenue and Apple's plans to expand its product line-up.
The smart connected device market surged 9.7 percent in Europe last year, fueled by strong demand for tablets, particularly around the holidays, according to the latest IDC stats.
Despite concerns that the tablet growth might slow, IHS Technology is forecasting that tablet production will surge 25 percent this year compared with last year. Overall, IHS expects production of connected devices will top 6 billion units this year.
Shipments of tablet LCD panels are forecast by HIS Technology to slow in the first quarter after surging 43 percent year-over-year in December to reach 31.1 million panels shipped in the month.
Enterprise purchases of tablets are forecast by IDC to accelerate in mature markets in 2014 and beyond, while consumer purchases are expected to slow due to market saturation and greater competition for the consumer dollar.