The Internet of Things will replace mobile phones as most connected device in 2018

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Internet of Things sensors and devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, growing at a 23% compound annual growth rate from 2015 to 2021, according to an Ericsson report.

  • Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, growing at a 23% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2015 to 2021.
  • By 2021 there will be 9B mobile subscriptions, 7.7B mobile broadband subscriptions, and 6.3B smartphone...

By Louis Columbus, 25 July 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Research.

Jonathan Reichental, Palo Alto CIO: On changing CIO roles and building smarter cities

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According to a recent research study from IDC, 40% of CIOs view themselves predominantly as ‘custodians of operational infrastructure’, compared to 25% who believed they were ‘business technology innovation officers’. We’ve all heard it before; CIOs need to move from being chief information officers to chief innovation officers, heavily prompted by...

By James Bourne, 19 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Case Studies, CIO, IoT.

No longer science fiction: How VR is infiltrating the business landscape

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A year ago, judging the future based only on what we could see, we would probably have concluded that virtual reality (VR) would, for the foreseeable future stay within the realm of gaming and retail, rather than breaking out into the mainstream.

However, with funding for VR having reached around $3-3.5 billion in 2014, interest in virtual reality is now gaining momentum. Innovative companies incorporate it into their processes; from the world’s first operation streamed globally through

By Chris Lawrence, 18 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Marketing, Wearables.

Betting on IoT for future success? Not without EMM

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According to a report recently released by British telecommunications provider Vodafone, 8 in 10 businesses are betting on the Internet of Things for future success. In fact, as Computer Business Review notes, half of those (4 in 10) are already fully up and running with some sort of IoT strategy.

Things only get more interesting from there; 63% of the 1,096...

By App47, 15 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

IDC enterprise mobility analysis: IoT key for post-end user computing future

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A new report released by analyst house IDC argues the enterprise mobility management (EMM) market remains healthy despite slightly slowed recent growth, with AirWatch VMware at the top of the pile.

The report, released earlier this month, examines how the consolidation of vendors ‘changes the landscape’ of EMM. Naturally, this refers principally to

By James Bourne, 07 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Research.

Assessing the dangers BYOD presents to the enterprise – and what may come next

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While the term BYOD is certainly nothing new, the concept is still hugely relevant as new and emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to shake up the modern enterprise.

The adoption of mobile devices is certainly not slowing down, and as the threat landscape increases in complexity with the introduction of everything from smartwatches to connected sensors, BYOD will continue to cause headaches for companies that are approaching management on a per-device basis....

By Chris McKie, 15 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, COPE, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Microsoft’s ‘conversation as a platform’ vision underpins digital transformation future

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Microsoft’s vision of enterprise mobility and how to improve employee engagement for digital transformation has long been mooted in this publication – yet at the Redmond giant’s Envision conference today, CEO Satya Nadella discussed themes taking the collaboration element a step further.

Building on the ‘conversation as a platform’ concept

By James Bourne, 04 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Microsoft.

A real life guide to protecting sensitive data in an IoT world

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I attended the 2016 RSA Security Conference in San Francisco earlier this month.  On the first day of the conference, the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) presented a half-day seminar entitled “Securing the IoT with Trusted Computing”. There were panels with industry leaders and demonstrations of IoT in action. Much of the focus of the discussions was on the vulnerabilities in the IoT and how trust might support better security. Naturally the TCG’s TPM (Trusted...

By Garry McCracken, 29 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, IoT, Security.

Cisco officially completes Jasper acquisition

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Cisco has announced the acquisition of Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider Jasper has officially been completed.

The deal, which was originally announced in February, will now put into place the two companies’ ideas for furthering enterprise IoT deployments, with the two companies previously forging their own array of partnerships including VMware, SAP and Salesforce for Jasper.

“The two companies share the same vision for IoT and a commitment to enabling companies of all sizes to...

By James Bourne, 23 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, M&A.