Get Ready for an ICT SMAC Down as Converging Technology Transforms the Industry

The combination of Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud in one integrated stack is called SMAC Stack. It enables each function to help the other to maximize their impact which creates an organization-wide synergic impact. This convergence is one of the most impactful trends for both consumer and enterprise realization within digital media, communications, applications, content, and commerce. Instead of implementing solutions separately, SMAC encourages an organization to build and deploy integrated solutions wherein social/mobile adds connectedness and cloud/analytics makes the organization more agile and responsive.

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless

Mobile Apps versus Bundled Services

A Mobile Application (Mobile App) is a compact application that is intended to be used on a mobile computing platform such as a mobile telephone, a tablet, or any number of other network aware mobile platforms. A mobile app can be as simple as an alarm clock, or as complex as a business-specific mobile dispatch application. They can be limited to a specific platform, or leverage a common framework to take advantage of multiple platforms.

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless

Market Opportunities and Future Outlook for Mobile Gaming App Stores

In the mobile gaming ecosystem, an app store works as a major OTT distribution platform in today’s highly fragmented digital distribution channel. An app store distributes non-network mobile gaming applications under a downloadable format followed by a paid, free, or in-app-purchase model, or a combined model. The mobile game application then uses the mobile device’s platform to run the gaming software. The popular app stores are Google Play and Apple Appstore; however, there are other app stores who also played major roles in mobile game distribution such as independent app stores run on iOS or Android.

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless

Sensor Technology, Smart Apparel See Bright Future

The development of sensor technology has launched many different technology devices in the past decade. From FitBits to iWatches, the technology we see in these small devices is, simply put, incredible. As the technology becomes more accessible, we are seeing more and more industries getting involved with not just smart wearable devices, but smart apparel.

Topics: Retail Apparel Consumer Electronics Telecommunications & Wireless

M2M & IoT: A New Industry? Or a Different Way to View Existing Applications?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has an ever-evolving definition. Each week, a different company hypes a different definition that includes pieces of the market and ignores others. So, how does Compass Intelligence, a leading provider of Telecom market information, define this space? Take the scenario of a city. There are various public and private elements that add up to a city: homes, commercial buildings, government buildings, factories & industrial, infrastructure, transportation, government services, and the list goes on. Each of these elements has “things”. A commercial building has access control, video surveillance, HVAC, offices, elevators, parking structures, sprinklers, energy management, demand response… and the list continues on. The same goes for each of the elements listed above that add to a city.

Topics: Computer Hardware & Networking Telecommunications & Wireless Public Sector

Understanding Content Delivery Networks (CDN) & the CDN Marketplace

Content Delivery Networks (CDN) represent large distributed systems of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the Internet. CDNs provide solutions for efficiently and effectively managing content of all types. Solutions include core services such as aggregation, management, and distribution of content as well as a variety of value-added functionality.

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless

Top 2015 Consumer Electronic Trends

Electronics and technology are always evolving; sometimes it can be tough to keep up with the latest and greatest trends. However, one thing is certain; in today’s world it can be beneficial to stay informed when it comes to some of the latest transformations, so we wanted to outline a couple of the top consumer electronic trends to keep an eye out for this year.

Topics: Software & Enterprise Computing Computer Hardware & Networking Consumer Electronics Telecommunications & Wireless

Telecom APIs for Monetization of Communications-Enabled Applications

The global application development community is becoming increasingly aware of Telecom Application Programming Interface (API) as a means of accessing data for a variety of communications-enabled applications. Telecom Network APIs capitalize on existing network infrastructure and platforms to facilitate many new business opportunities.

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless

Big Data, Analytics, & the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) remains largely an amorphous construct with many different meanings to many different constituents. One thing that is clear, however, is that it represents a next generation set of technologies, systems, networks, platforms, devices, solutions and services that will transform virtually every industry vertical. Those industries that are not transformed by IoT are also those that are destined for significant contraction. IoT will also transform consumer lifestyles and lead to a new world of possibilities in terms of how people view virtual objects and interact between virtual and physical assets.

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless Public Sector

The Future of Telemedicine: Mobile and Connected Healthcare

Telemedicine is increasingly gaining popularity due to its high potential for cost savings and increased efficiency in healthcare. Expert medical care through telemedicine can significantly improve the healthcare facilities at rural and remote locations. Advanced wireless and networking technologies coupled with recent advances in biotechnology, biosensors and software engineering has enabled the promising growth in telemedicine healthcare systems.

Topics: Software & Enterprise Computing Biotechnology Telecommunications & Wireless Healthcare