Enterprises grappling with mobility will need to master 10 mobile technologies and capabilities over the next three years, according to Nick Jones, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.
Increasing use of smartphones and tablets is fueling growth of global outdoor Wi-Fi gear market, which TechNavio estimates will increase at a 15 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 1/3 including: BYOD in the trucking industry, Nokia's pull of the plug from MeeGo and Symbian app support, an article on the staleness of BYOD, what some think about biometrics amping up security of BYOD devices and the latest on this year's Wi-Fi trends.
The good news is that Gigabit Wi-Fi equipment hits shelves in 2014. The bad news is that the actual performance varies wildly.
Upgrades to the faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard and convergence between Wi-Fi and switching are prompting vendors of enterprise Wi-Fi and campus Ethernet to readjust product lines and pricing strategies, according to research firm Dell'Oro Group.
A majority of employees who work at companies that have BYOD policies primarily use their personal device as their work device, according to an online survey of 2,000 U.S. adults by Deloitte.
IT behemoth Cisco and automaker giant Toyota are locked in a struggle over a chunk of radio spectrum in the 5 GHz band. Cisco wants it for Wi-Fi, Toyota for auto safety technology. While there are strong arguments on both sides, it seems to me that the interference issue has to be studied by the FCC very closely because lives would be at stake.
Two-thirds of IT executives say they are either very or extremely concerned about mobile malware, viruses and spyware infecting their networks, and a similar percentage is at least very concerned about corporate data leakage from mobile devices, according to a survey of 213 U.S. IT managers conducted by Forrester Research on behalf of security firm Lookout.
Quick takes on Tuesday, 10/29 news including: Li-Fi vs Wi-Fi, BYOD policies dealing with rogue devices, Asian desire for touch screens, mobile ad spending in the UK and Verizon's plans for new BlackBerry release in November.
Enterasys Networks and PCM Inc. joined forces in providing a joint cloud-based wireless offering called PCM Cloud Wireless Service.