The ongoing adoption of more powerful mobile devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are key contributors to significant mobile data traffic growth, according to the latest annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast.
In the not-so-distant future, we will evolve to rapid-fire, ad hoc communication in which all possible means of communication will merge into a single, real-time, business communication platform. In fact, this kind of a communication solution is already available to us in the form of unified communications (UC). Exactly how does UC predict the future of ad hoc, real-time communication? Let’s find out.
The migration of IT workloads to public cloud service providers continues in 2015. Meanwhile, the forward-thinking enterprise CIOs are making plans to transform their data centers to accommodate the applications they intend to keep.
In the world of enterprise, social media, and digital business, the cloud has had its moments of gaffe – from minor hitches like Google going down for a brief period, or Facebook falling flat, to more nefarious acts of data violation like the data theft of nearly 40 million credit and debit card details from nationwide stores of the retail giant Target. The cloud has definitely had some growing pains.
The competition for market share in the mobile cloud arena will escalate during 2015. The cloud content and services markets -- enabled by the ubiquity of smartphones and media tablets -- are now the battleground between major content providers, device manufacturers and internet service providers.
Recently, Microsoft brought a surprise to the tech world by introducing a fitness tracking wristband which comes with an app and cloud computing technology which can track fitness and health related data and the best part is that it is actually very good.
Some years ago, while working at SAP, I was involved in a global workforce enablement program. Our challenge was to look ahead to 2015 (yes, we are now almost there), model the future demand for software, services and skills and put in place programs that would ensure there were enough skilled and experienced SAP practitioners available to deliver to the expected demands of our customers. What we realized was that learning could no longer be seen as a single event.
Cloud computing and mobile technology have been two of the most talked-about trends in the past few years. While they have brought significant changes in the way we do business, the interaction between these two innovations looks promising. As businesses are constantly trying to reinvent themselves, they are under the mounting pressure of coping with the fast-paced evolution of the marketing sector and the emergence of new marketing practices.
What is it, exactly, that makes cloud such a smart play for the small and midsize company? While there are many things that attribute to how the cloud can help any business big or small, the biggest competitive advantage of cloud can be found in these three areas, which make up the concept of Flexible Consumption.