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.
The market for mobile broadband modems and routers will decline slightly this year, according to the latest stats from market research firm ABI Research.
Google, Qualcomm and Motorola Solutions are the top three indoor location vendors, according to a vendor assessment by ABI Research.
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The machine-to-machine analytics industry is forecast by ABI research to increase at a 53.1 percent rate over the next five years, reaching $14.3 billion in 2018.
Demand for wearable mobile devices is expected to spur shipments of flexible displays, according to the latest stats from ABI Research.
The number of cloud-based commercial fleet telematics units is forecast by ABI Research to reach 16.8 million units by the end of 2018, up from 1.1 million in 2012.
Fueled by an enterprise need for mobile security, mobile virtualization activations are expected to increase 20 fold by 2018, reaching 8 million by then.
ILS Technology is the top vendor in the machine-to-machine security market, followed by Axeda and Sierra Wireless, according to a competitive market assessment conducted by ABI Research.