On Friday, Gartner issued a new report projecting big things for the Internet of things (which is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment).
The Internet of Things (IoT), which excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones, will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020.
If that happens – and Gartner says it will – it will represent an almost 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion in 2009.
Posted in Mobile Internet, Predictions, Technology
Spending on mobile security could reach an all-time high this year.
If the trend continues, Research and Markets reports, global spending on mobile device and network security infrastructure, software and services will reach $9 Billion by the end of 2013.
Mobile networks around the globe generate more than 50 Exabytes of traffic annually. The immense volume of traffic together with the growing adoption of open source Operating System (OS) platforms such as Android has opened up new security threats.
Posted in Mobile Internet, Mobile Partners, Mobile Search, Mobile Security, Technology
Who said Black Friday shopping has to be done in stores?
According to the latest industry data, just over half (53%) of U.S. adults plan to shop on Black Friday this year, and you might be surprised by how many won’t leave their homes to do so.
The results of a new holiday shopping trends survey by IPSOS and conducted on behalf of Offers.com reveal that of the consumers shopping on Black Friday, 35% plan to shop primarily online. In comparison, just 28% plan to shop mainly in stores.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Internet, Mobile Retail, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Predictions, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
A new report from Gartner predicts the myriad ways in which digitalization will significantly change the technology market through the “Internet of Things.”
Put differently, the non-traditional IT market is set for rapid expansion in the coming years.
Consider this: In 2009, there were 2.5 billion connected devices; most of these were mobile phones, PCs and tablets. In 2020, there will be over 30 billion devices connected, of far greater variety.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, Mobile Internet, Mobile Networks, News, Platforms, Predictions, Resources, Rumors, Technology, Topics
How much of a page-turner would any McAfee report be unless it scares the pants right off of us?
McAfee recently announced the findings from a joint survey with Office Depot, Inc. that revealed surprising security misconceptions among small and medium-sized business owners.
Ready for the scary part?
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Devices, Mobile Internet, Mobile Security, Mobile Software, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology
The findings of a new survey produced by Citrix indicate that 71 percent of enterprises now believe mobility is a top priority for their business.
Correspondingly, 63 percent believe mobility is the greatest factor in helping their organization gain a competitive advantage.
Of the organizations surveyed, approximately half have implemented technologies to support mobile devices, with 48 percent using mobile device management (MDM) and 47 percent using mobile application management (MAM).
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile Internet, Mobile Security, News, Platforms, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology, Topics
Last year, more than 100 million customers spent $5.5 billion at small businesses across the country on the Saturday after Thanksgiving – a day we’ve now come to know as “Small Business Saturday.”
But what we’ve seen in the past may be nothing compared to what’s in store this year.
According to a blog entry posted Monday by PayAnywhere – one of the nation’s leading mobile payments solutions providers – consumer awareness of Small Business Saturday has grown by more than 60 percent since it was conceived in 2010.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Devices, Mobile Internet, Mobile Marketing, News, Platforms, Predictions, Resources, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology