As enterprise "bring your own device" (BYOD) programmes continue to become more commonplace, 38 per cent of companies expect to stop providing devices to workers by 2016, according to a global survey of CIOs by research firm Gartner.
Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totalled 1.75 billion units in 2012, a 1.7 percent decline from 2011 sales, according to a new study from Gartner.
Gartner said worldwide mobile advertising revenue is set to reach $11.4 billion this year, with overall growth between 2011 and 2016 reaching 400 percent. However, the current economics of mobile advertising is such that, if they're not careful, developers could create a sort of "download bubble" that doesn't reflect the reality of what consumers are actually willing to pay.
Gartner expects the number of smartphones and tablets purchased to jump from 821 million in 2012 to 1.2 billion in 2013 as more of those devices invade workplaces around the globe.
Ericsson is the front-runner to acquire Nokia Siemens Networks' Business Support Services (BSS) division, according to Dow Jones Newswires , which cited a person familiar with the matter.
The smartphone wave overtaking the overall handset industry will move faster than previously expected, with smartphones making up the majority of handset shipments globally in 2013, according to a new report from IHS iSuppli.
Mobile application privacy will get a lot of attention this week when the National Telecommunications and Information Administration convenes the first in a series of meetings to examine how applications use consumers' personal and private information.
Developers need to prepare for a world where both consumers and workforces access IT applications and content via mobile devices instead of the desktop, according to research and advisory firm Gartner.
Microsoft's Windows Phone will experience remarkable growth over the next four years to become the world's second largest smartphone platform by market share, according to a new forecast from research firm IDC is to be believed.
Consumers will be using their handsets to make mobile payments valued at $180 billion (€145 billion) in 2017; an astonishing number given the relative immaturity of the complex technology and