Thinking about private cloud for your applications? Hopefully yours won't be one of the 95 percent of companies that have tried--and failed--to use a private cloud for services and application deployment.
CIOs in the United States lag behind their counterparts in other countries when it comes to understanding the relevance of advanced technologies such as sensors, augmented reality, robots and thinking machines.
Despite all of the hype over the Internet of Things, few businesses have established clear leadership for their IoT plans.
The Internet of Things is still one of those topics not fully understood, but it will have an impact on networks everywhere. And it will be soon.
Reflecting the recent explosion of mobile commerce activity, market research firm Gartner is forecasting that mobile commerce will generate half of all revenues from digital commerce by 2017, up from 22 percent of digital commerce revenue currently.
In response to an explosion of enterprise mobility, firms are looking to mobile application development platform vendors to help them build out their portfolio of both internal- and external-facing mobile apps.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Monday, Jan. 12, including Android users slow adoption to Lollipop, banks increasing mobile banking budgets by 52 percent this year, Apple's App Store received big user attention in the first week of January, airports expanding beacon deployments this year and low mobile device demand accounting for Gartner's revision of the IT spending forecast for 2015.
While mobile devices continue to carve a widening niche within the enterprise, various reports find that desktop computers are still needed for complex tasks, and the most efficient repertoire in the near-future will include phones, tablets, wearables and desktops.
Major threats to corporate digital assets are increasingly under attack both in terms of size and impact on the companies, warns John Wheeler, research director at Gartner. And those threats are percolating up to the board level.
Reflecting the shift to a wireless workplace, Gartner predicts that 40 percent of enterprises will use Wi-Fi as the default connection even for non-mobile devices, such as desktops, desk phones, projectors, and conference room.