Mobile advertising spending in China is expected to almost double this year. eMarketer predicts spending on display and search ads delivered to mobile internet-connected devices will reach $13.98 billion this year — that’s up from $7.38 billion in 2014.
AR software applications in the mobile games market are forecast to generate 420 million downloads annually by 2019 — that’s up from 30 million in 2014, according to the latest market study by Juniper Research.
The Big Data market reached $27.36 billion in 2014, that’s up from $19.6 billion in 2013. While growing significantly faster than other enterprise IT markets, the Big Data overall growth rate slowed year-over-year from 60% in 2013 to 40% in 2014.
Professional services are increasing in importance, and vendors are investing in capabilities and resources to prepare for greater demand. IT services companies are getting ahead of trends — particularly digital transformation and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).
Movie viewers in North America are frequenting the theater less often. According to research for the MPAA, box office revenues in the U.S. and Canada fell 5% in 2014 to $10.4 billion. Meanwhile, the number of tickets sold declined 6% to 1.27 billion.
Infonetics Research conducted in-depth surveys with 162 medium and large organizations in North America and discovered that by 2016 over 50 percent of respondents will be running some of their Unified Communications (UC) applications over either a private or public cloud service.