Reflections on Mobile World Congress: Enterprise apps coming to new form factors

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Even with a show as large as Mobile World Congress (MWC), with over 100,000 attendees, it was pretty clear that a lot of companies are pushing forward to win a share of two related markets; virtual reality (VR) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

MWC saw a large number of VR headset announcements from Samsung, LG, HTC, Oculus, Google, Epson, Gear VR, and Fujitsu – which was specifically focused on enterprise applications. A primary driver for a somewhat global network upgrade to 5G...

By Chris Hazelton, 17 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, MAM.

IoT, wearables and collaboration key themes at Mobile World Congress

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The Mobile World Congress is one of the biggest and most exciting events of the year. Although this year VR has been one of the main topics surrounding the event, we were very pleased to see how IoT and M2M technologies are having an increased focus and how different industries are using it to provide a better product or service.

Another underlying topic of the overall event that we were really pleased to see was collaboration. Seeing how different companies from different sectors join forces to...

By Dan Cunliffe, 14 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Wearables.

The three key trends from MWC 16: IoT, NFV, and 5G

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There were three distinct yet interrelated themes at this year’s MWC in Barcelona that will likely have significant staying power in the years to come. These themes are the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables, network function virtualisation (NFV), and 5G. 

IoT and wearables were everywhere during the show.  Vertical markets like healthcare, transportation/logistics, and automotive seemed to be well represented in vendor and operator booths....

By Greg Collins, 09 March 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Big Data, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Mobile.

Two examples of the Internet of Things influencing the enterprise

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The Internet of Things (IoT) in the enterprise space is at times a fairly blank canvas where solutions can be worked on and new applications delivered. We have had clients that are multi-billion dollar enterprises find themselves behind the eight ball when it comes to delivering an answer to some of the challenges put before them by the clients and tenders. However, what has started to become more apparent is the way in which we can find a solution to some of these difficult...

By Dan Cunliffe, 08 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Jasper’s plethora of MWC partnership announcements analysed

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MWC Internet of Things (IoT) platform service provider Jasper has certainly been busy at this year’s Mobile World Congress, announcing partnerships with POST Luxembourg, Telular, and Gemalto for greater expansion and simpler deployment of IoT services respectively.

The deal with Gemalto is the second subscription-based partnership Jasper has pushed through, with customers being able to provision and manage subscriptions on devices remotely via a single embedded SIM. “Think of us as...

By James Bourne, 25 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

A little more on Jasper’s acquisition by Cisco

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MWC At the start of this month, Cisco announced its intent to buy Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider Jasper for $1.4 billion (£960m). Now, we know a little more about the deal; Jasper will form a business division of Cisco in its own right – the IoT Software business unit – with CEO Jahangir Mohammed becoming general manager of that team.

The deal is yet to close, so nothing has changed at least on the surface, but current thinking is that Jasper will remain a...

By James Bourne, 22 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Connection lost: The issue with enterprise IoT which will not go away

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has become the poster child for progressive business models, seeming to offer exponential increases in data harvesting, refined business processes, and a new lease of life for the mobile workforce.

As sensors and cameras proliferate across factories, offices, transport and beyond, organisations have the chance to learn more about their own systems and operations than ever before. They can now receive and analyse data about machine performance, fleet movement,...

By Chris McKie, 17 February 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Cisco announces intent to buy Jasper for $1.4bn

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Tech giant Cisco has announced its intention to acquire Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider Jasper for $1.4 billion (£960m) in cash.

The move will be seen as a shot in the arm for enterprise Internet of Things deployments, with Cisco arguing the acquisition of Jasper will be the final piece in the jigsaw for creating a complete IoT service platform.

“Cisco in the IoT space is really a leader. We’ve been leading and helping companies, countries and cities to...

By James Bourne, 04 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, M&A.

How CIOs are working a smarter 9-5 to beat the 5:1 backlog

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Industry analysts warn that mobile app demand will soon outstrip internal IT departments' capacity to develop them. According to Gartner, “By the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organisations' capacity to deliver them."

To counter this, I anticipate that CIOs will continue to guide their organisations in the adoption of new working practices and...

By Cathal McGloin, 18 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Almost half of enterprises to deploy IoT by the end of 2016

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A new 451 Research report has highlighted key challenges in the emerging enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) sector and found 46% of enterprises expect to have IoT deployed by 2016.

According to the 2016 IoT Preview Report, early adopters are focusing on business process changes that are required for fully utilising the IoT. The key challenges highlighted by the report include data management, competing WAN approaches, security, and communication protocols.

The report also highlights...

By Enterprise CIO, 23 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.