The apparent softening of the media tablet market may concern some vendors. Clearly, there are signs of saturation in a few of the developed markets. However, the worldwide tablet market grew 11 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2014.
With tablet shipments reaching 49.3 million units, according to the latest market study by IDC.
Mobility — the use of mobile data, new devices, new applications and communications services — is one of the most disruptive forces in today’s enterprise market. Embracing mobility as a strategic asset and opportunity, rather than simply a technical challenge, will be a critical success factor for all businesses moving forward.
Mobility works – 80% of enterprise executives say mobile app based initiatives had met or exceeded expectations.
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According to the latest market study by Juniper Research, a mobile banking service is currently available in most regions of the world, driven by exceptional consumer demand — especially within the developed regions.
Juniper uncovered that over 1.75 billion mobile phone users will have used their device for banking purposes by the end of 2019.
When’s the last time you replaced your mobile device? Over half of smartphone and tablet owners are toting devices purchased within the past year, based on March 2014 survey results.
57% of respondents who owned a smartphone had purchased it within the past year, and 55% of tablet users said the same.
The use of smartphones and notebook PCs is widespread among enterprises, with nearly three out of every four organizations issuing corporate-owned laptops (74 percent) and smartphones 71 percent to their workforce, according to the latest global market study by Frost & Sullivan.
Media tablets, on the other hand, are issued by only half 47 percent the surveyed enterprises.
Eighty percent of people research business products or services on a tablet while the majority (93 percent) go on to purchase the product via a laptop or desktop, according to new research by IDG Global Solutions.
Tablet ownership has grown among survey respondents rising from 20 percent in 2011 to 61 percent in 2014.
The “Frozen Storybook Deluxe” app lets users interact with the story from the perspectives of the two sisters, depending on how they flip their media tablet. The film-based app is an interactive transmedia story.
The app includes an experience that serves as a unique and immersive extension to the feature film.
It happened, as forecast, the media tablet market momentum lost some traction at the beginning of the year. Overall, the first quarter of 2014 was disappointing for most tablet vendors, experiencing a 30 percent decline in unit shipments.
ABI Research expects growth to resume over the balance of the year, as branded OEM shipments will exceed 200 million in 2014.
Shopping on mobile devices will account for a rapidly growing share of UK retail sales and is expected to contribute to strong eCommerce sales growth this year, according to eMarketer.
Over one-quarter of all online sales in the UK take place via smartphones and tablets — by 2018, that figure will near two in five.