While many enterprise executives relish launching an IoT project soon, the best ROI will go to enterprises with the best installed infrastructure. Are enterprises ready to make the most of the Internet of Things? The people working behind the scenes to make it happen understand all too well there is a long road ahead.
As economists have picked the winners and losers from Black Friday, the full holiday season is in swing. Most U.S. retailers count on nearly 70 percent of their annual sales from the last three months of this year, leaving little or no room for mistakes.
2017 has been a year dominated by the lasting effects of multiple ransomware attacks, including WannaCry and NotPetya, and the growing fears within businesses about the security of their most sensitive and critical data. These have brought to light a few very important lessons that businesses must consider for next year.
5G is synonymous with speed, but there’s more to the next generation of mobile networks than that. Massive support for the internet of things (IoT) and mission critical communications are part of it, but, for operators, the real value is in lowering the cost per bit transmitted, as well as providing a fiber-like experience.
Harley Marine, like many maritime companies, required a solution for simple, fast and reliable network connectivity to ensure daily tasks such as invoice processing, navigation, marine-mapping and more could be completed seamlessly, and that its employees could deliver consistent customer service.
Gartner estimates 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 than 20 billion devices connected through the Internet of Things (IoT). It seems that if it can be connected, it will be connected.
If securing IoT networks is keeping enterprise IT – and OT – teams awake at night, it’s for a lot of good reasons. After decades of keeping up with the demands of business units and increasing pressure on ensuring networks are secure, information and operations technology teams are finding themselves struggling with more sophisticated cyber-criminals.
Without a secure failover, erratic fixed line connectivity can cause havoc, especially in the high-demand, fast-paced fast food sector. As the name suggests, the expectation is that both the food and service are delivered quickly, and at a standardised (high) level of quality.
As Black Friday is quickly approaching, a lot of demand is placed on retail IT systems during the peak holiday season. But what should those that are in charge be doing to ensure that the lead up to the weekend after Black Friday runs smoothly? And how can data be used to retailers advantages?
Cradlepoint announced the release of a new Cradlepoint Business Intelligence Report, “The State of IoT 2017-2018”, which reveals the current IT trends surrounding global IoT deployments. The findings of the underlying study revealed that even though over 69 percent of organizations have adopted IoT solution, 40 percent of companies have serious concerns around cybersecurity.