IDC: Mobile tech heads for $1.2 trillion by 2019

IDC: Mobile tech heads for $1.2 trillion by 2019

IDC: Mobile tech heads for $1.2 trillion by 2019

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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]

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Excluding consumer spending, the industries expected to spend the most for mobile technologies include discrete and process manufacturing and professional services. Combined, these three segments will represent 17% of the market in 2019. The areas of greatest growth include personal and consumer services, media, and the banking industries.
“More than ever, mobile technologies are empowering workers across industries to connect, collaborate, and create new ways to operate and do business,” Jessica Goepfert, Program Director of IDC’s Global Technology and Industry Research Organization said.
“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.”
Kayode Oladeinde

Technology Journalist at Technology Times.

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