There is a shift from smartphones being a communications device to a multi-function, voice-controlled computer that helps you run more and more aspects of your life. It’s already a cloud-connected digital personal assistant that knows you, but it will grow to communicate with the computer in your car, at home, in the office, at the shopping mall and elsewhere.
A recent macrocell backhaul study reveals the extent to which mobile operators are looking at software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions to provide greater flexibility and cost-savings. Moreover, 29% of respondents say they are deploying SDN, while the majority (63%) are already evaluating it.
A recent study found 70% of IoT developers work in small teams, most of them in start-ups of under 50 people. Small, agile teams dominate the search for the next killer app. That should come as no surprise – it takes a lot of flexibility to venture out in the complete unknown.
The Software Defined Networking (SDN) Market is forecast to grow more than 65% in 2014, versus 2013. With architectures ratified and production deployments under way, Network Security Appliances and Ethernet Switches will continue to comprise the majority of SDNs impact, with SDN gaining a foothold outside of the major cloud computing service providers.
The Digi-Capital “Mobile Internet Billions” list has grown to 32 billion-dollar companies — adding $11.4 billion shareholder value in Q3 2014 alone. “That’s $125 million value added every day of Q3 to reach a combined $163 billion valuation, only 7 years after the launch of the iPhone,” said Digi-Capital Managing Director Tim Merel.
A new IDC study forecasts that revenues for marketing software solutions are expected to grow from approximately $20.2 billion in 2014 to more than $32.3 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate CAGR of 12.4%. From 2014 to 2018, IDC estimates that organizations will spend a total of $130 billion on software for marketing departments.