8 Things the Internet is Changing Forever

8 Things the Internet is Changing ForeverWhile we know, at least in theory, that the Internet is forever affecting our lives, sometimes we don’t see the forest for the trees. Thank goodness for tech experts like Mary Meeker, who digs deep into the data and compiles a massive number of slides each year on Internet trends to pay attention to. Here are some of the things she indicates will never be the same again.

1. Grocery Shopping

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Case Study: BT Cellnet – Pay & Go

Case Study: BT Cellnet Pay and GoIn 1998, 2G GSM (Global Systems for Mobile Communications) was well on its way to becoming the de facto standard worldwide, which ultimately made up 90% of the market share and was deployed in 219 countries. GSM replaced analog 1G service and technology and had the promise of offering valued-added services for mobile network operators (MNO) to differentiate themselves competitively in the market place.

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BaaS Set to Hit $7.7 Billion by 2017

BaaS Set to Hit $7.7 Billion by 2017It’s always interesting to read research on a new technology or industry. Given that we’re in the Backend as a Service industry, it’s gratifying to see it’s an area projected to move leaps and bounds over the next few years.

In MarketsandMarkets’ report, “Cloud Backend-as-a-service (BaaS)/ Mobile BaaS (MBaaS) Market – Global Advancements, Business Models, Technology Roadmap, Forecasts & Analysis (2012 – 2017)” we learn that just two years ago — in its infancy, really — the BaaS industry was a $216.5 million one. But by 2017, it’s due to be valued at $7.7 billion! That’s exciting!

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