It’s election time again in the UK, the third time the country has gone to the national polls in as many years. While we might be reaching our limit with the party-political squabbling and the frenzy of a media desperately trying to whip up some interest in an election-fatigued nation, it’s still a good opportunity to take a look at where the parties stand on some of the bigger digital and IT issues.
With the rapid growth of mobile devices, cloud-based applications, credit card purchases, and the Internet of Things (IoT), maintaining network security is more difficult, and more important, than ever before, says Cradlepoint EMEA Vice President, Hubert Da Costa.
Although the retail landscape is becoming increasingly distributed, bricks-and-mortar is experiencing a sustained resurgence. Some of the world’s largest online retailers, including Alibaba and Amazon, are testing in-store strategies, and IBM has predicted that buying locally will surpass online buying by 2018 — thanks to cloud-based systems, big data, and predictive analytics.
Through its exercise videos and nutritional shakes and supplements, Beachbody helps people get buff, lose weight and live healthier lives. In fact, the fitness company's IT team knows all about working up a sweat, but in their case, it's to add muscle to the company's cybersecurity defenses.
MEDIA ALERT: BOISE, Idaho – June 5, 2017 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places and things over wired and wireless broadband, today announced participation in ICX Summit to discuss the state of the Internet of Things (IoT). Cradlepoint vice president Ken Hosac will moderate the panel to explore the intersection of customer experience (CX) and IoT.
For commercial and public vehicle fleet managers everywhere, reliable and secure internet connectivity is a top-of-mind priority.
As fleet vehicles become complex and highly computerised machines, fleet managers are racing to find the right connectivity solutions to maximise vehicle efficiency and on-the-road time
Get ready for a virtualised future and IT-as-a-Service
By combining a number of features from the networks that came before it, 5G will let users connect with virtually zero latency and gigabit throughput.
There will be 8.4 billion connected ‘things’ in use in 2017. This number is up 31% from 2016, with Gartner further estimating that by 2020, there will be more 20 billion devices connected through the Internet of Things (IoT). But is it all just hype? Will connected ‘things’ really change the world?
Walk into a retail outlet today and there is a tremendous amount of technology that exists whether it’s electronic tags, traffic counters, point of sale (POS) systems, security cameras or initiatives for transforming the in-store journey like kiosks, beacons, tablets or even virtual reality experiences. The networking for all these initiatives is becoming increasingly complex and costly with more and more data traffic to meet the needs of the fast-moving retail environment. Powering Wi-Fi and store applications, powering the day-to-day operational demands, powering unified commerce, powering the customer experience and demands for more digital services has made connectivity a primary challenge facing retailers.
Wireless connectivity has become a great enabler in defined stationary locations like business parks and warehouses. But, what about the industries and services that are constantly on the go? Increasingly, says Hubert Da Costa, VP EMEA, Cradlepoint, they need connectivity too.