12 Amazing Facts About Mobility

12 Amazing Facts About Mobility

Major InfluenceMajor Influence

67% of CIOs and IT professionals believe mobility will impact their organizations as much—or more—than the Internet did in the 1990s.

Vision VoidVision Void

85% of enterprises still have no plans to employ a single leader for mobility, despite mobile’s anticipated impact upon their organizations.

Well PopulatedWell Populated

The number of worldwide business and consumer mobile users will increase to 6.2 billion by the end of 2018—accounting for 84% of people on Earth—up from 5.6 billion today.

Gadget GrowthGadget Growth

The number of devices will grow from 7.7 billion in 2014 to 12.1 billion by the conclusion of 2018.


One-half of companies will require employees to use their own device for work by 2017.


The mobile IM market will grow to more than 3.8 billion accounts by the end of 2018, up from 1.4 billion now.

App ExplosionApp Explosion

4.4 billion people will use mobile apps by the conclusion of 2017, growing by nearly 30% every year.

App InventoryApp Inventory

The Apple App Store and Google Play together offer more than 1.6 million apps.

Robust Market, Part IRobust Market, Part I

The current app world market—now estimated between $20 billion to $25 billion—will triple by 2017.

Robust Market, Part IIRobust Market, Part II

Global mobile ad spending is forecast to reach $18 billion this year, up from just over $13 billion in 2013.

Prime OpportunityPrime Opportunity

64% of users with smartphones have made a mobile purchase after seeing a mobile ad.

Top Mobile Activities for U.S. UsersTop Mobile Activities for U.S. Users

Social networking: 76%, Obtaining local information: 73%, Getting news updates: 68%, Playing music: 63%, Playing games: 61%

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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