Report: Family locator services to reach 70M users in Europe, N. America by 2016

The number of active users of family locator services in Europe and North America is forecast to grow from 16 million in 2011 to reach 70 million in 2016, according to a new report from Berg Insight. The report claims that family locator services is the largest segment for people monitoring and safety solutions based on either GPS-enabled smartphones or dedicated cellular/GPS location devices. Berg also notes that the growing adoption of smartphones has also enabled rapid uptake of business-oriented location apps, such as workforce management services that can improve operational efficiency in organisations with mobile employees. Industry sectors leading the adoption of workforce management include construction, distribution, healthcare and companies with extensive field services operations. Release