10 Mobility Stats to Uncover Trends, Aid in Future Planning

Analyzing statistics often reveals insights that aid in planning for the future. As 2017 comes to a close, let’s take a look at some stats that will help the enterprise predict emerging mobility trends and prepare for the New Year.

The following trends highlight how the mobility space is evolving:

  • The BYOD and enterprise mobility market size is predicted to grow from $35.10 billion in 2016 to $73.30 billion by 2021, according to clearbridgemobile.com.
  • Smartphones became more popular as sales increased 5 percent in 2016 over 2015, according to Gartner. But not everyone has a cell phone. According to the Pew Research Center, just 77 percent of US adults owned a smartphone in November of 2016
  • The global mobile workforce is estimated to reach $1.75 billion in 2020 and account for 42 percent of the global workforce, clearbridgemobile.com reported.
  • As many as 91 percent of businesses plan to have a mobile workstyle strategy in place, while 62 percent already have one, according to insight.com.
  • When it comes to the Android versus iPhone debate, Gartner reported that there’s 4.5 times the number of Android users than iOS users across the globe. Android represented 81.7 percent of market share in the last quarter of 2016 and Apple only represented 17.9 percent. This is bad news for other phone manufacturers, given that Android and iOS users reportedly represent 99.6 percent of the global smartphone market.
  • Staff members are more productive when they can bring their own device to work, CIO reported.
  • About 83 percent of global workers think that technology innovations have allowed them to be more productive, according to cioinsight.com.
  • Around 75 percent of businesses have either already implemented a BYOD policy or have plans to do so in the future, insight.com reported.
  • This statistic highlights how important user experience is: Neuroscience researchers found that when mobile loading times are slow, consumers say it’s more stressful than watching a scary movie, according to Ericsson.
  • An average enterprise deployed eight apps, has 2.6 in development and 6.2 planned for the next year, according to Gartner. When it comes to apps, there were 3 million Android apps in its app store in June of 2017, businessofapps.com reported.

We hope you’ll find those statistics useful when it comes to making decisions and creating strategies for your business. And if you’re looking for a new mobility management tool, check out our Buyer’s Guide that includes top vendor profiles and more to help you through the research phase of the buying process.

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With a pulse on emerging technology, Ashley is an on-camera host as well as a writer for Solutions Review and sister site Techfresca.com. She has been honing her skills as a multimedia content creator for the last decade, including working in live television for a top 10 market station.
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