Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things is forecast by IDC to climb to nearly $1.32 trillion in 2019, up from $699 billion this year, an aggressive 17 percent compound annual growth rate.
Enterprises are being overwhelmed by the flood of data coming from devices, apps, social media and sensors. To help them cope, Seattle startup SpaceCurve has just launched a geospatial data platform designed to help enterprises organize and analyze machine-generated data sources.
Rugged mobile devices are essential for difficult work environments, such as manufacturing plants, oil and gas rigs or military battlefields. But rugged devices are facing increasing pressure from consumer-grade devices, which are gaining greater acceptance among mobile field workers.