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IoT networking: Bluetooth and mobile networks: future has multiple nets

Posted: August 31, 2016   /   By: Dan Conde   /   Tags: Networking, IoT, mobility

IoT networkingMy experience using a consumer IoT tracker device for tracking keyrings shows how IoT networks are constructed
using a combination of Bluetooth, mobile networks and cloud computing networks.  

Bluetooth, a protocol best known for sending audio or keystrokes, is becoming a full-fledged data protocol that offers simplicity while participating in a complex end-to-end IoT system. There are many standards and technologies used for IoT networking.  

In addition to Bluetooth and mobile networks, there are many low-power wide area technologies, such as Narrow-Band IoT (NB-IoT) and Long-Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN), and nearby connection alternatives such as NFC or RFID. IoT networking requires a combination of different technologies working in conjunction, depending upon the use case requirements.

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Microsoft Windows on a Google Chromebook Hosted at Amazon

Posted: February 10, 2016   /   By: Mark Bowker   /   Tags: Microsoft, google, mobility, Akamai, Enterprise Mobility, chromebook

Chromebooks as a viable end point device? Why not?

One of the very interesting developments that I’m closely tracking is the use of Google Chromebooks in the enterprise. Google has nice traction and use cases in the education market, but it’s the potential growth in the enterprise that intrigues me, since the Chromebook could stand to be very disruptive alongside other laptop OEMs and could be the exact onramp that Google needs into the business environment.

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ESG's In-Depth Mobility Perspective into a Workspace

Posted: February 04, 2016   /   By: Mark Bowker   /   Tags: mobility, Enterprise Mobility, mobile workspaces, digital workspaces

IT vendors are fanning the fire when it comes to transforming the way desktops, applications and data are delivered and secured.

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Ericsson – growth in a changing ICT world

Posted: October 02, 2015   /   By: Dan Conde   /   Tags: Networking, mobility, Ericsson

I attended Ericsson’s North American industry analyst day and was pleased to see their progress in transitioning app-powerthemselves into the new world of mobile networks where apps ultimately drive the change. They're also getting ready for 5G networks.

As most readers are aware, mobile networks are making a steady march toward ever faster speeds even in the current 4G generation. There are 800 million subscribers on LTE in 2015, experiencing 80% subscriptions growth. And video is generating half of all mobile traffic. The question is how this change affects businesses that utilize this platform as well as vendors like Ericsson, which already manages 1 billion subscribers, supports 2.5 billion subscribers, and has 118,000 employees. Change at this scale is actually a daunting thing to manage.

Ericsson has traditionally been perceived as a telecom equipment vendor, but they have made a significant transition to become a ICT (information and communication technology) provider where approximately two-thirds of their revenue comes from services and software. They compete more with ICT vendors than traditional telecom vendors. It’s actually ranked 5th on the list of the top global software companies.

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Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager – WaaS?

Posted: July 10, 2015   /   By: Mark Bowker   /   Tags: Amazon Workspaces, mobility, mobile workspaces

cloud_workspacesESG has been tracking cloud-delivered desktop and applications closely and while we don’t see businesses making massive shifts to this delivery model, it certainly has its benefits, which include:

 

 

 

 

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Microsoft Ignite In Lockstep with Business Transformation

Posted: May 14, 2015   /   By: Mark Bowker   /   Tags: Microsoft, mobility, Enterprise Mobility

MSIgnite1After attending the inaugural Microsoft Ignite 2015, I consider it a must attend event for IT professionals. For those that choose to judge Microsoft based on a historical view, I promise that your eyes will open up if you look at some of the recent results Satya has put on the board since starting as CEO. Microsoft demonstrated a strong belief and passion for IT and business transformation and the results are starting to show.

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Mobile, OFS, and Collaboration Predictions for 2015

Posted: February 11, 2015   /   By: Terri McClure   /   Tags: Cloud Computing, mobility, OFS, online file storage and collaboration

I sat down recently with ESG Founder and Senior Analyst Steve Duplessie to talk about what my expectations are for mobility and collaboration in 2015:

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VMworld 2014: Top Questions ESG Analysts Hope to Have Answered

Posted: August 04, 2014   /   By: Mark Bowker   /   Tags: Cloud Computing, Storage, EMC, End-User Computing, IT Infrastructure, Data Protection, VMware, Private Cloud Infrastructure, Networking, Information and Risk Management, mobile, VMworld, software-defined data center, software-defined storage, Airwatch, hybrid cloud, SDDC, mobility, NSX, SDS

This will be my 9th year in a row attending VMworld! The event always proves to be a great display of end-user passion that is driving towards new innovation and IT vendors displaying their latest products, solutions, and services. I recently asked the ESG team attending the event if there was anything they planned to track closely or questions that they hoped to get the answers to and here is what they shared:

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