Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 16, including Facebook's expanding mobile payment presence in Ireland, just how much Western European healthcare providers are shelling out this year for clinical mobility, fitness wearables driving big data adoption by healthcare organizations, the strong performance by U.S. wireless carriers in Q4 and the predicted growth of the mobile education market.
The Internet of Things, in which billions of smart devices and objects communicate through wired and wireless infrastructure, will be a key enabler for digital business of the future, says Gartner.
Mobile geolocation data has proven transformative for mobile marketers who view check-ins and in-store promotions as a boon to business. But a new mobile app could signal a sea change for mobile data collection.
Machine-to-machine connectivity and predictive analytics will fuel a 22 percent compound annual growth rate in maintenance analytics revenues, which are forecast by ABI Research to total $24.7 billion in 2019.
A consortium of heavy hitting IT firms will develop engineering standards for the Internet of Things to enable interoperability among networks and devices and improved access to big data for organizations.
Enterprises will make up a whopping 97 percent of the $4.3 billion femtocell market in 2019, far outpacing residential femtocells, according to the latest stats from ABI Research.
Enterprises deploying and managing mobile applications for customers or employees should be just as concerned with the cloud technology that underpins their applications as they are with the actual applications, indicates a new study.
Enterprise mobility has long played an important role for organizations' execution of business processes--from the salesforce delivering presentations on their iPads to warehouse staff using mobile devices to take inventory. But mobile also has the potential to drive the business decisions behind those services, said panelists speaking at the NIST Intersection of Cloud and Mobility Conference.
Spending on smart building technology will reach $21.9 billion in 2018, up from $6.3 billion in 2013, according market research firm IDC. Key components of smart building technology will be wireless sensor networks and devices.
A strong mobile strategy is a must have for organizations today. With that in mind, here are some mobile facts that will help IT leaders factor mobile into their budgets.