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Did you know:  91% of retailers said they had a mobile strategy in place or in development (up from 74% a year ago) (Forrester).
 
Did you know: 1 in 6 people are wearing 'wearables' mobile technology (Nielsen)
   
Did you know:  The 'smart home' market will reach $71 billion by 2018, up from $33 billion in 2013 and $25 billion in 2012 (Juniper Research)
  
Did you know:  As of 2013, 1 in 5 Michigan businesses use tablet computers in running their firms (Connect Michigan)
  
Did you know:  91% of mobile users keep their device within arm's reach 100% of the time (IBM Mobile)
    
Did you know:  As of 2013, 72,000 businesses in Michigan are using mobile broadband (Connect Michigan)
  
Did you know:  72% of job seekers want to receive career opportunity info on their smartphone (SimplyHired)
  
Did you know:  1 out of 3 smartphone users search specifically for contact info (Telmetrics)
   
Did you know: 46% use mobile exclusively as their primary research tool (Telmetrics)
  
Did you know:  The 'Internet of Things' is expected to generate $8.9 trillion by 2020 (IDC)
  
Did you know:  By the end of 2020, the 'Internet of Things' will be approximately 212 billion "things" (IDC)
  
Did you know:  Most smartphone searches result in purchases; 35% immediately, 66% within an hour (Telmetrics)
  
Did you know:  There are 2.5x more mobile searchers than PC searchers (Telmetrics)
  
Did you know: The wireless M3M market is expected to generate nearly $236 billion in revenue by 2018 (Signals and Systems Telecom).
  
Did you know:  Smart electricity meters will reach the 100 million unit milestone in 2014 (IHS, Inc.)
  
Did you know:  Mobile usage has increased 609% since the year 2008 (Mozy)
   
Did you know:  4 million U.S. jobs are directly or indirectly created by wireless technologies (Recon Analytics).
   
Did you know: approximately $90 billion of U.S. local, state and Federal government revenue is generated by U.S. wireless use. (Recon Analytics)
   
Did you know:  By 2017 50% of smartphone users will have downloaded mobile health apps (Pew)
   
Did you know: As of August 2013 Microsoft has 145,000 apps, Android has 819,000+ and iPhone/iPad has more than 900,000 (Strategy Analytics)
    
Did you know:  Every 10 MHz of additional licensed spectrum boosts GDP by more than $1.7 billion and adds 7000 jobs (Recon Analytics)
   
Did you know:  More than 25% of physicians are using mobile technology to provide patient care (Pew)
   
Did you know:  By 2017 total mHealth market revenue will reach $26 billion (Pew)
   
Did you know:  93% of physicians believe that mHealth apps can improve patient's health (Pew)
  
Did you know:  Clinical mobility spending in the U.S. is expected to grow from $2.9 billion in 2011 to $5.4 billion in 2016 (IDC Health Insights)
   
Did you know: Mobile banking transactions cost $ .10 each vs. in-person branch transactions which cost $4.25 each; as a result banks focusing on mobile banking options for customers can save $50 per year per customer or $1.5 billion in cost savings for the U.S. banking industry (Javelin Strategy & Research)
   
Did you know: Almost 60% of enterprise firms have no BYOD policy in place (IDG Research)
         
Did you know:  In a recent study 85% of enterprise respondents indicate they will have API programs in place by 2018 (Layer 7)
   
Did you know:  Only 31% of firms mandate a device password or key lock on personal devices 
       
Did you know: 43% of enterprise-level respondents of a recent study indicate their organization currently have an API program (Layer 7)
   
Did you know:  Transport & logistics firms could save $459,000 annually if they implemented process re-engineering and incorporated mobile technologies into their workflows (Intermec)
    
Did you know:  Only 21% of firms perform remote device wipes when employees leave the company (Ponemon)
    
Did you know:  Global mobile data traffic will grow 13-fold from 2012 to 2017, a compound annual growth rate of 66% (5x the volume of the entire Internet in 2005) according to Cisco Systems.
   
Did you know:  Mobile deposits have already saved U.S. banks more than $100 million in costs. (Mitek)
   
Did you know:  the world's mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion by 2015 - 40% of the global workforce (IDC)
   
Did you know:  Remote patient monitoring driven by mobile technologies will save $36 Billion in healthcare costs by 2018? (Juniper)
   
Did you know:  Connected cars will create a market for related products worth $53 billion by 2018, up from $17 billion in 2012 (GSMA)
   
Did you know:  Every $1 million of direct smart grid spending increases the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) by $2.5 million (U.S. Dept. of Energy)
   
Did you know:  Smart grid projects in the U.S. have generated $7 billion in total economic output and 47,000 jobs (U.S. Dept. of Energy)
   
Did you know: that the most popular application of wireless sensor networks is industrial process monitoring, followed by tank level monitoring, asset/machine health monitoring, valve monitoring, and process control? (TechNavio)
      
Did you know: the mobile marketing eco-system generated $139 billion of incremental output to the U.S. economy; by 2015 that number will rise to $400 billion. (MMA)
   
Did you know:  In 2012, approximately 184.3 billion text messages were sent each month in the U.S., and increase from 28.9 billion per month just 5 years earlier.
   
Did you know: mobile marketing created 524,000 jobs in 2012; is exptected to create 1.4 million U.S. jobs in the next 5 years (MMA)
   
Did you know:  the M2M market will increase at a 23% compound annual growth rate thru 2018, reaching $136 billion in revenue by then (Signals & Systems Telecom)
   
Did you know:  mHealth could save $400 billion in healthcare by 2017 (GSMA 2013)
  
Did you know:  Tablet sales soared 281% in 2012 (Infonetics Research)
  
Did you know:  Connected cars could save 1 in 9 lives thru emergency calling services (GSMA 2013)
  
Did you know:  mEducation can cut student drop-outs by 8% or 1.8 million children by 2017 (GSMA 2013)
   
Did you know:  Smart metering can cut carbon emissions by 27 million tons; the equivalent of planting 1.2 billion trees (GSMA 2013)
   
Did you know:  mAutomotive will improve food transport and storage, which could help feed more than 40 million annually by preventing food spoilage of 240 million tons of transported food (GSMA 2013)
  
Did you know:  Intelligent transportation systems in Smart Cities will reduce commute times by up to 35% by 2017 (GSMA 2013)
  
Did you know:  It took 100 years for there to be a billion landlines, 10 years for there to be a billion cell phones and just 1 year for there to be a billion smartphones.
   
Did you know:  90% of mobile searches result in action within one day (Google, 2011)
  
Did you know:  three analyst firms (Gartner, IDC, and iSuppi) are picking Windows Phone to be the number 2 smartphone OS by 2015
  
Did you know:  91% of global brands have a presence in at least one of the major app stores (Distimo, 2011)
   
Did you know:  70% of mobile searches result in action within one hour (Mobile Marketer, 2012)
  
Did you know: that since 2007 the mobile app sector of the mobile / wireless industry has created over 519,000 U.S. jobs? (CTIA/App Developers Alliance study, 2012)
   
Did you know:  2 out of 3 smartphone users open only 5 or fewer of their apps on a weekly basis (Pew Research, 2012)
  
Did you know:  $945,000 - the average amount US businesses are planning to spend on mobile projects in the next 12 - 18 months (Mobile Business Forecast 2012)
   
Did you know:  analysis of Fortune 500 mobile sites by the IAB found that only 45% had mobile-specific sites
  
Did you know:  73% of mobile searchers look up and call businesses (Nielsen, 2012)
  
Did you know:  By 2014, cars will be among the top 3 fastest-growing segments for connected devices and internet content, according to Intel.     
    
Did you know:  TechNet study indicates 'app economy' has created 500,000 U.S. jobs.
  
Did you know:  There are more than 50,000 individual mobile developers, according to California’s attorney general office
  
Did you know:  98 billion mobile apps are expected to be downloaded by 2015
  
Did you know:  According to Cisco, over the next 5 years, mobile device subscriptions are expected to hit 7.1 billion.
    
Did you know: There are currently 5.3 Billion mobile subscribers vs. 1.2 Billion PC users, 1.1 Billion landline phones, 1 Billion automobiles registered and in use, 1.6 Billion TVs, 3.9 Billion radio receivers. (Tomi Ahonen)   
     
Did you know:  There are 7 Billion people in the world, and 75% of them have an active mobile subscription. (Tomi Ahonen)
  
Did you know:  A study by Mobile reports that QR code scanning was up by 4,549% in 2011.
   
Did you know:  Adults 35 - 44 scan the most QR codes (24%). (Mobio)
   
Did you know:  68% of QR code scans are performed by women. (Mobio)  
   
Did you know: United Arab Emirates (ie: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, etc.) is the first country to pass 200% market penetration of mobile subscribers. (Tomi Ahonen)  
     
Did you know:  6% of people on the planet - 225 million people - have 3 or more active mobile phone accounts. (Tomi Ahonen)  
    
Did you know:  SMS (text messaging) is the only technology that reaches the pockets of 61% of the planet. (Tomi Ahonen)
   
Did you know:  By 2020, Morgan Stanley predicts that the number of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, car electronics, etc.) could easily top 10 billion units. By comparison, the personal computer boom of the 1990's only sold hundreds of millions of units.  
   
Did you know:  In 2010 the value of the mobile / wireless industry reached $1.18 Trillion dollars, a growth rate of 9% over the previous year (and far faster than the world economy and every other giant industry). (Tomi Ahonen)
  
Did you know:  Mobile data traffic nearly tripled in 2010. Yet, Cisco expects it to increase another 26-fold by 2015.
  
Did you know:  Total annual sales for all mobile-related devices and services are set to top $1 Trillion. Of note: only 3 other industries in the history of the world have ever pulled off that feat (automobiles, food and defense).
   
Did you know:  The number of people using their mobile devices as the only way to access the Internet is expected to increase 56-fold from 14 million in 2010 to 788 million by the end of 2015.
  
Did you know:  Within just a few years over 40 countries will have more people with mobile network access than with access to electricity. According to Cisco by 2015 approximately 138 million people will be OFF the electricity grid, but on the Internet.
  
Did you know:  Wireless jobs paid >50% higher than the national average of other production workers.  
  
Did you know:  Estimates of productivity gains from wireless broadband services are >860 billion from 2005 - 2016.   
    
Did you know:  The wireless industry directly / indirectly employs >2.4 million Americans.   
   
Did you know:  Wireless economic contributions have grown faster (16%) than the rest of the economy (3%).
 
Did you know:  625 million people access the Internet only via mobile device.  
    
Did you know:  For every $1 invested in wireless broadband, it will create an additional $7 - $10 for GDP.  
   
Did you know:  Wireless broadband investment will create as many as 205,000 jobs by 2015.   
    
Did you know:  4G wireless network investments could mean investments of $25 - $53 billion between 2012 and 2016, bringing between $73 and $151 billion in gross domestic product growth and between 371,000 and 771,000 jobs.  
     
Did you know: It took cell phones 14 yrs to reach 50% of U.S. vs 56 yrs for the telephone and 20 yrs for the PC. (U.S. Dept of Commerce)
  
Did you know:  More than 90% of M2M applications use less than 1 megabit of data per month. (Alex Brisbourne, President of KORE Telematics)
 
Did you know:  The U.S. has achieved 103.9% market penetration of mobile subscribers (CTIA)
  
Did you know:  One smartphone can use more data than 10,000 M2M devices (John Horn, Raco Wireless)
  
Did you know:  If the public sector were to fully utilize smart traffic mobile technology, fuel consumption on urban roadways could be cut by as much as 20% (CTIA)  
   
Did you know:  More than 630 different handsets and devices are manufactured by more than 32 companies for the U.S. market.      
    
Did you know:  Morgan Stanley predicts the worldwide smart grid market will have grown annually from about $20 billion in 2010 to almost $100 billion by the year 2030.
  
Did you know:  72% of smartphone users say they are likely to recall an ad with a QR code. 32% of smartphone users have used a QR code, while 70% said they plan to use a QR code in the future(MG rch 2
    
Did you know:  75% of users said mobile search makes their lives easier, and 63% note that access to mobile search has changed the way they gather information (Performics - March 2011).  
  
Did you know:  52% of consumers ages 25 - 34 have smart phones (ComScore)
  
Did you know:  40% of cell owners said they found themselves in an emergency situation in which having their cell phone helped them. (Pew Research)
  
Did you know:  73% of cell owners use their phones for text messaging, and the same 73% use it for picture taking (Pew Research). 
    
Did you know:  The average U.S. advertiser reserves 2% to 5% of its overall ad budget for mobile apps (Mobile Messaging Solutions).  
      
Did you know:  88% of those who use a local search on a smartphone take action based on that search within 1 day
  
Did you know:  An estimated 44 billion mobile applications will be downloaded within the next five years according to ABI Research.
  
Did you know:  79% of top advertisers DO NOT have a mobile-optimized website  
  
Did you know:  49% of those who've seen a mobile ad take action based on that ad     
   
Did you know:  During a typical week 81% of smartphone users use it to browse the Internet  
   
Did you know:  Mobile searches have grown over 400% in the past year  
   
Did you know:  79% of smartphone users have used it to help with shopping  
   
Did you know:  that in 2010 someone bought a $240,000 Mercedes-Benz from eBay with a cell phone
  
Did you know:  40% of consumers indicate they would pay for mobile remote monitoring with a monthly fee to send data to their physicians?
  
Did you know:  Though less than 5% of retailers currently have mCommerce sites, it is predicted that 2/3 of retailers will have them within 3 years.
  
Did you know:  40% of physicians say they could eliminate up to 30% of office visits thru mobile health strategies such as mobile monitoring, email and SMS?  
    
Did you know:  1 out of every 7 minutes of media consumption today (ie: viewing traditional media) takes place via mobile devices? 
  
Did you know:  For every mobile industry job created in the State of Michigan, 3.9 non-mobile industry jobs are created (per MEDC)?
  
Did you know:  82% of study respondents indicate they use their mobile devices at work, 81% use them while shopping, 80% use them at home, and 65% use them while commuting to their jobs?
 
Did you know:  Mobile market penetration in Europe has already exceeded 140% due to multiple mobile device ownership; and that at 103.9%, the U.S. is well on it's way to the same level of growth?
 
Did you know:  According to Nielsen, U.S. smartphone market penetration has reached 1/3 of all U.S. mobile subscribers (78.5 million)?
  
Did you know:  The average compensation for a mobile technology industry job in the State of Michigan is over $63,000 (per MEDC)?
      
Did you know:  Per Cisco, in 2010 mobile data traffic grew 159 percent, which is roughly 3.3 times faster than traditional landline broadband?
  
Did you know84% of mobile subscribers never leave their mobile device more than 10 feet from them?
   
Did you knowAccording to Nielsen, 97% of mobile subscribers read SMS (text) messages within 15 minutes of receipt?