Virtual security appliances are displacing security hardware in the enterprise network, concludes Michela Menting, ABI Research's senior analyst in cybersecurity.
Competition for customers and regulatory requirements are driving firms to track vehicles and mobile workers through the use of telematics, ABI Research observes.
At the CES International this year, BMW and Audi proudly demonstrated driveless cars that can steer, brake and throttle autonomously using sensors. What they failed to discuss was whether their driveless cars were vulnerable to hijacking by a hacker.
Enterprises will be the initial targets of smartglass vendors, because high prices, low battery battery life and style issues will inhibit smartglass adoption in the consumer market, judges ABI Research.
Without hardware security for mobile devices, apps for mobile commerce, mobile money and mobile wallets will have "difficulty getting off the ground and finding adoption by credit card providers," judges ABI Research.
Ethernet in-vehicle networking is forecast by ABI Research to reach a 40 percent penetration rate in new vehicles by 2020, up from a 1 percent penetration rate this year.
Automakers are increasingly offering LTE-based Wi-Fi hotspots in their automobiles for infotainment systems, observes ABI Research.
The explosion in mobile data traffic will spur rapid growth in mobile monitoring and optimization gear revenue, reaching more than $9 billion by 2018, according to ABI Research.
Mobile and cloud-based technology will enable commercial fleet telematics to run on consumer smartphone platforms in the coming years, reducing the need for enterprises to buy expensive telematics hardware for their new trucks, predicts ABI Research.
Apple's enterprise offerings with iOS 7 are "not terribly innovative" compared with services currently offered by enterprise mobility management firms, opening the enterprise door to Microsoft and its Windows Phone platform, judges ABI Research senior analyst Jason McNicol.