By The Numbers: Our Very Connected, Always-On World
Our world is getting smaller and smaller, thanks to the increasing number of folks connecting to the Internet. Our world is getting faster, thanks to us being connected everywhere. Our world is getting more connected and that in itself is changing the way we live, work, communicate and share. Here is a visual representation of our connected planet, by the numbers.
The Mobile Workforce: Breaking Down the Walls of Communication
Over the past several decades, companies were founded within large fixed facilities that, inside the concrete, glass and steel walls, contained all necessary business functions and employees for standard operations. Communicating outside of these compounds wasn’t easy because the technology wasn’t available or it came at a high cost. Employees made their way into the office, complete a day’s work, and headed home at night after a productive eight hours. But now, this centralized model is barely recognizable to most of us as it has been rendered useless with new advances in communication technology. As methods, speed, and options for communication blossomed and grew, businesses and their workforces evolved and adapted to newfound opportunities. Thus, the “mobile workforce” has emerged – a workforce so empowered by personal technology like phones and laptops, wireless internet and real-time data sharing.
Smart Phone Apps
The iPhone App Market
iPhone Apps n’ Store
The App Store stats summary from April 4th, 2010 is quite revealing. In the beginning, the first tip-off that Apple was up to something came on December 14th, 1999, when Apple purchased the domain name www.iphone.org, which up through the present day directs visitors to Apple’s main corporate page. Since that time, Apple has realized some significant growth. The following stats will reveal that it is quite impressive.
Take a look at the count of active applications that are presently available in the App Store:
- There are 191,449 total active Apps available for purchase in the App Store.
- There are 31,734 total inactive Apps.
- There are 223,183 total Apps.
- All of these Apps come from 37,595 active App publishers.
BlackBerry vs. iPhone