As a result of increased mobile data usage, mobile roaming will generate nearly $90 billion for mobile operators by 2018, or 8 percent of mobile operators billed service revenues, predicts Juniper Research.
Smart city projects, which use machine-to-machine communications and platforms to automate transportation systems, traffic and parking management and utilities, among other things, were a hot topic at this year's Mobile World Congress.
Founded in 2011 by Bill Seibel, Mobiquity focuses on helping firms make the most out of the mobile universe. Seibel recently shared his thoughts with FierceMobileIT about where the IT world has been and where it is going, with mobility generating the next wave of technological change.
Enterprises are rapidly moving ahead with development and deployment of a variety of mobile apps to make their mobile workers more productive, judging by the three stories in Wednesday's issue of FierceMobileIT.
Now that many organizations have the front-end of their mobile applications squared away, it's time for them to look at the back-end of their mobile apps; specifically, mobile analytics.
Enterprise mobile app activations grew at a healthy 54 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, with document editing apps, custom apps and file access apps leading the way, according to the latest Mobility Index report from enterprise mobility management firm Good Technology.
Cisco is predicting that mobile data traffic will jump nearly 11-fold over the next four years and reach an annual run rate of 190 exabytes of data by 2018. The task for the CIO and IT team is to ensure that their firm stays ahead of the mobile curve, instead of being overwhelmed by it.
Mobility and big data will combine to transform the way firms do business, particularly how they relate to their customers, predicts Forrester Research.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 1/15 including: Microsoft's latest efforts to pair Surface tablets and retailers for enhanced customer experience, why customer-facing apps are gaining popularity in the enterprise, more on China's multi-billion dollar mobility market, Mercedes' stance as top in an advanced assistance systems assessment and the clear text compromise of mobile payment info for Starbucks stores.
Today's smartphones are data hogs compared with those in years past, with iPhones devouring the most data, according to Actix data.