Small consumer electronics, such as smart wearable devices, create new challenges for user interface UI designers that must find innovative ways to enable human interaction via emerging technologies. As a result, semiconductor component integration and software development will also evolve.
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 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.
Cloud Computing is now where electricity was in 1890. There are still homes and offices across the world that each protect and support their own data-storage device. Hundreds of millions of television set-top boxes and video recorders purr quietly in homes across the world – each hosting gigabytes of storage.
via The Guardian
As we approach the end of 2014, it’s important to revisit the enterprise mobility application marketplace. Clearly, the mobile cloud apps trend will be far reaching in 2015 — it will touch every department within many organizations and it will be adopted by most forward-thinking industries.