Stop the presses. Feature phones are making a comeback, at least in emerging markets. That is one conclusion of market research firm ABI Research, which recently looked at the stats on mobile phones, both feature phones and smartphones.
Cybersecurity solutions for industrial control systems, which control power plants and other industrial facilities, are moving from IT-focused to operational-technology-focused methods, according to market research firm ABI Research.
Bluvision was named as the leader among 24 Bluetooth low energy beacon vendors, based in part on its support for asset tracking and industrial applications, according to a competitive market analysis by ABI Research.
Even though Apple's iPhone does not support it, rich communication services, or RCS, is forecast by ABI Research to become the dominant messaging technology by 2021.
ABI Research said Wednesday that it expects worldwide tablet shipments to sink below 140 million units in 2021, down from 207 million last year.
Enterprise smartphone data plan revenues for mobile operators are forecast by ABI Research to surpass $200 billion in 2020.
Despite the emergence of larger tablets in 2015, the smaller 7- and 8-inch branded tablets will remain the most popular for the time being, ABI Research predicted.
While the augmented reaily market is just starting to take off, ABI Research predicts that it will pass virtual reality in terms of market value, reaching $100 billion by 2020, or a compound annual growth rate of 73 percent from 2015 to 2020.
Security presents one of the greatest challenges – and opportunities – to some of the vendors involved with IoT, according to ABI Research.
It appears that telematics will increasingly help enterprises save money and improve service for their commercial vehicle fleets.