Global Growth Consumer Cloud-Based Services Use, 2013 & 2018 [CHART]
Estimates released by Juniper Research in May 2014 put the number of consumer cloud-based service users—unique users who access cloud services via broadband devices for apps, storage and backup, games, social media, and email—at 2.4 billion worldwide in 2013. The firm forecast that this total would rise to 3.6 billion by 2018.
Looking at cloud usage via mobile specifically, March 2014 polling by B2X Care Solutions and Motorola found that one-fifth of US smartphone users used cloud services on their phones, while a slightly more impressive 29% of tablet owners did so on such devices. Read the rest at eMarketer.