The increase in the use of mobile devices to access the Internet makes it possible for a new mobile workforce who is connected to their office or staff via the internet-connected device!

Are you more or less productive by a drive through rush hour to work? Could you save time and money AND be more productive if you didn’t have to be in a specific location at a certain time?

Mobile Workforce says “No to the Office”

Is the 9-to-5 commute over? Until maybe only recently, you were expected to drive to work, clock-in, put in your hours and fight your way back home in rush hour. Once you left work, you were done until you came back into work the next way.

Mobile workers are those who work at least 10 hours per week away from home and from their main place of work, e.g. on business trips, in the field, travelling or on customers’ premises, and use online computer connections when doing so. (Source: Cisco: Understanding and Managing the Mobile Workforce/ Electronic Commerce and Telework Trends, 2000.ii)

A growing number of workers using mobile devices are doing things differently. Whether it’s smartphones, tablets, or laptops, the need to report to a building, an office and a workstation is rapidly changing with the increase in a mobile workforce because you can communicate, produce and work remotely.

Find below an infographic with some interesting stats regarding the changes for a mobile workforce. (click for larger image)

mobile workforce

 

Source: Technology In Business

mobile learning market

Mobile Learning Market Continues To Grow

The Mobile Learning Market is expected to reach $9.1 billion by 2015.

The worldwide market for products and services reached $3.2 Billion in 2010.

There are two sections in this report: a demand-side analysis and a supply-side analysis. Additionally, there is an index of suppliers competing in the region.

The demand-side section includes five-year forecasts for the following twenty countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia,China (including Hong Kong and Macao), India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan,the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

“By 2017, ten countries in Asia will be spending more on Mobile Learning than on eLearning,” comments CEO Tyson Greer.

“We call this the leapfrog effect. Buyers in Asia are not substituting Mobile Learning for eLearning, they are leapfrogging eLearning altogether. We see this happening in Africa as well.”

The five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is 22.7% and revenues will reach $9.1 billion by 2015.

(Source: Ambient Insight Mobile Learning Market Forecast 2009-2014)

More on mLearning from Kevin Corbett: Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Surges Globally

Mobile Learning and the World Market

mobile learningAmbient Insight reports a surging global mobile learning market. 

The countries with the highest growth rates (all over 60%) are China, India, and Indonesia.

The countries with the lowest growth rates (all under 5%) are Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, the three most mature Mobile Learning markets on the planet.

More on mLearning from Kevin Corbett: Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning is Worldwide

mobile learningUS Leads the Global Mobile Learning Market.

In the 2010 market, the US was the top Mobile Learning buying country, followed by Japan, South Korea, the UK, China, and Taiwan.

By 2015, the top buying countries will be the US, China, India, Japan, Indonesia, and Brazil, respectively.

(Source: The Worldwide Market for Mobile Learning Products and Services: 2010-2015 Forecast and Analysis)

More on mLearning from Kevin Corbett: Mobile Learning

Mobile Devices Accessing The Internet

mobile learningI don’t know about you, but use my mobile devices (smartphone, tablets, and ipad) to access the Internet and other things–check email, update twitter, check-in on Facebook, etc.– MORE than I ever do to make phone calls!

By 2015, 80% of people accessing the Internet will be doing so from mobile devices.

How do YOU use your mobile device?

(Source: 2011 Horizon Report)

More on mLearning from Kevin Corbett: Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning

Mobile LearningIn 2010, the top 5 adopters of mLearning were the U.S., Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Together these 5 countries accounted for about 70% of the 2010 market.

By 2015 they will account for only 40% with the highest growth rates in China, India, Indonesia, and Brazil.

(Source: Ambient Insight’s Market Report on mLearning)

More on mLearning from Kevin Corbett: Mobile Learning