Fast Facts: 400M More Mobile Workers In 6 Years

Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt
Posted: 11/11/2016
Acquisition, Softbank, ARM, Mobile Devices
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Data: It’s what drives the technology industry. That’s no different here at Enterprise Mobility Exchange, where we’re introducing the first in a weekly series titled “Fast Facts” that will give quick insight into a prediction or forecast.

This week we’re looking at a new report that says the global mobile workforce is not only going to expand in coming years, but see hundreds of millions of employees join the movement. 

YearTotal No. Of Global Mobile WorkersPercentage Change
20101 Billion--
20161.45 Billion+45%
20221.87 Billion+22.4%

What's more, the percentage of global mobile device increase is outpacing the number of global mobile workers. 

YearTotal No. Of Mobile Devices GloballyPercentage Change
20157.9 Billion--
202011.6 Billion+47%


Enterprises committing to a mobile-first workplace have their work cut out for them, having to decipher between a BYOD or corporately-owned device structure, setting policies in place, and of course keeping their data secure with the ever-growing number of endpoints. 

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Jason Koestenblatt
Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt