M2M and IoT Improve Holiday Experience for Retailers, Consumers

M2M and IoT Improve Holiday Experience

4G LTE & Technology Engagement Streamline the Holiday Shopping Experience

The continuing explosion in M2M (machine-to-machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) applications and devices promise to make the upcoming holiday season even more high-tech, hands-on, and consumer-friendly than the last one.

In a variety of ways, wireless devices and technologies are changing the way retailers and consumers experience the holidays.

Cutting Edge Networks for a Pop-Up World

Almost a third of new businesses launched in the UK over the next two years will start life as a ‘pop-up’ shop. According to research by EE, 11.6 million people plan to become entrepreneurs in the next two years and over 29% of them will launch their new businesses as pop-up enterprises. Many long-established companies are also exploring this model as a way to build brand awareness and interact with their customers in new ways. For these businesses to succeed, they’ll need a networking solution that is mobile, available 24/7, rapidly deployed, cost effective and secure.

Protect Business Continuity During Busy Holiday Shopping Season

Retailers Turn to 4G LTE

Retailers Turn to 4G LTE for Reliable Network Failover

Estimates of the cost of Internet downtime in the retail environment vary, but two things are certain: the costs are high and extend beyond financial loss, and the consequences are avoidable with 4G LTE failover protection.

5 Myths About 4G LTE Networking

4G LTE Networking

Benefits of Cellular Connectivity Include Reliability and Cost

As with any concept, service, or trend, there are a lot of myths about 4G LTE networking. While many companies are "cutting the wire" — attracted by the seemingly limitless flexibility of wireless connectivity — others are considering a number of factors.

Here are some answers regarding five common myths about 4G LTE networking:

Redundancy and Diversity for Small/Medium Business (SMB) Customers

4G LTE and SaaS Enable Affordable Business Continuity

4G LTE and SaaS Enable Affordable Business Continuity

Guest Post by Randy LeBlanc, Business Channel Manager, Asavie

Business continuity and business resumption are just as critical for small/medium business (SMB) customers as large enterprise customers. Ask any IT manager and they will tell you they want a network that is completely redundant and diverse. But can they afford to implement that level of protection?

3 Scary Network Security Challenges

Scary Network Security Challenges

Mitigating Risk for Distributed Enterprises Requires a Comprehensive Approach

This time of year, with Halloween approaching, people get really excited about being scared — but for IT managers, spooky network threats are no laughing matter.

5 Network On-Ramps to Guard

Mitigating Security Risks for Distributed Enterprises Requires a Comprehensive Approach

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and other technologies are presenting new ways for hackers to attack your company’s network — and an influx of security challenges for IT managers and end users to consider.

Foundations of Network Security Include Architecture, Communication

Foundations of Network Security

Mitigating Risk for Distributed Enterprises Requires Comprehensive Approach

The ever-rising prevalence of network attacks on distributed enterprises — evidenced by many high-profile data breaches at large companies — has IT managers researching a wide variety of ways to mitigate security risk.

4G LTE Expands Public Sector Productivity

Wireless WAN Enables In-Vehicle Connectivity, Failover, and More

The rapidly expanding use of technology — both mobile and stationary — in Canada’s public sector presents IT managers with unique challenges and opportunities. These network professionals are called upon to balance the need for cost savings with continual efforts to improve how their agencies use innovative technology and applications to serve the public.

4G on the Move: Wireless Networks in Transportation

4G on the Move

Reduce Costs by Running Your Organization More Efficiently

Originally posted on Cradlepoint EMEA LinkedIn by Hubert Da Costa, Vice President, EMEA, at Cradlepoint, Inc.

My colleague Matt recently published a blog about the benefits of offering customer WiFi within retail locations and restaurants, but what’s the state of play for those industries and services that are constantly on the go?