IDC: Mobile tech heads for $1.2 trillion by 2019
The International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast that worldwide spending on mobile technologies will reach a whopping 1.9 trillion dollars by 2019.
In its report titled “Empowering the Workforce for Business Transformation: Worldwide and U .S. Forecast for Mobility, 2014- 2019,” the technology market intelligence provider estimated that $901 billion was spent worldwide on mobile technologies in 2014.
Wireless data and smartphones comprised the lion’s share of this spending. The opportunity is forecast to reach $ 1.2 trillion by 2019.
[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”IDC”]“It goes beyond providing a smartphone to liberate the deskbound worker. Instead, it’s about utilizing mobile technology to increase sales, improve productivity, and raise customer and employee satisfaction.”[/blockquote]