Forrester’s top 10 trends for mobile in 2013

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Mobile phones are already well on their way to replacing cameras, cash, maps, remote controls, handheld gaming systems, boarding passes, tickets, cash registers, calculators, notepads, and much more. And they’re becoming globally ubiquitous: 1.6 billion phones were shipped last year; and by the end of this year, 1.4 billion smartphones will be in use.

So the question is not so much what smartphones can do, it’s what can’t they do. And the strategic imperative for organizations is to understand how they are going to meet the challenge of that change.

A week after sharing its vision of the top 15 emerging technologies, Forrester shared its view of the near future of mobile in analyst Thomas Husson’s report, released today.

Here are the top 10 implications for mobile, according to Husson:


lauryn burkhalter‘s insight:

This is a challenge and an opportunity for organizations globally. However, there are still people who are not able to afford these seemingly ubiquitous tools. How can we provide the world with equal access to information?


Do people deserve the right to access? or is this something that they should own?

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