Global market intelligence firm IDC recently released a new workplace forecast from its headquarters in Framingham. The report predicts that the number of mobile workers in the world will pass the one billion mark this year, and reach 1.2 billion (or one-third of the global workforce) by 2013. The IDC believes that the greatest increases in mobile workers will come in the developing nations of Asia and the Pacific, aided by an economic recovery and a new interest in global communications. However, for the moment, the US leads the pack in terms of numbers of mobile workers. In 2008, 72.2% of the American workforce was mobile, the highest such percentage in the world.