So you’re designing a connected device solution, are you? What type of network connectivity will you use? Where will you put the intelligence in your solution? In the device? In the Cloud? In an enterprise back end system? These decisions are amongst the thorniest device manufacturers face, since they effect how robustly the device connects to networks and also the end user experience. Explore them with me in my April/May column in Connected World column
In the words of a favorite cartoon character, Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth of “Futurama”… Good news, everybody! As of this month, I’ve merged my independent consulting practice into 151 Advisors, a global strategic consulting firm for mobile and Cloud-based technology companies.
On Thursday, February 21 at 2 pm EST/11 am PST I presented a webcast on
Mobile technologies have finally saturated the enterprise, as evidenced by the throngs of corporate CIO’s and other senior executives prowling the exhibit hall and educational sessions at MobileCON 2012 — CTIA’s renamed fall show, held in San Diego September 9-11, 2012. The conference centered on big themes in enterprise mobility, including “bring you own device” (BYOD), machine-to-machine communications (M2M), location-based services (LBS), long-term evolution networks (LTE), automotive applications, mobile payments and more.
Opportunity. Everywhere. That’s what Mobilize 2011 is about: the conjunction of mobile computing and cloud-based services will unleash an entire new wave of product and market growth. At Mobilize 2011, you’ll see how Cloud Computing and Mobile Web creates the beginning of a hockey-stick growth opportunity for connected devices and the Colud-based solutions they talk to. Be there or be disconnected!
CTIA Wireless 2011 in Orlando was a hotbed of speculation about how the at&t – T-Mobile merger will affect the U.S. mobile industry. While the ripples will be felt to every corner of the value chain, there was a lot more to talk about at the show. It was fun to watch the “4G” competitors duke it out, and measure China’s growing presence in the U.S. with a Day 2 Keynote by China Telecom and significant Chinese presence on the show floor. The “Internet of Things” became more real as Ericsson’a CEO Hans Vestberg foretold 50 billion connected devices in 2020, and solutions for connected health, proximity marketing, automotive and greentech captured attendee imaginations.
Once again, the global wireless industry will gather in Orlando, FL for the Cellular Telephone Industry Association’s (CTIA’s) Spring show. This year we’ll hear about LTE network roll-outs, cool connected devices and a rash of new high- and low-end handsets, plus the services, applications and cool new technologies that keep them all running. Cloud-based mobile services such as mobile wallet, mobile health, context-aware mobile advertising and location-based services (LBS) will also claim their share of the limelight.
Location-based social networking and shopping applications have stolen the wireless stage during 2010 — and will do so again at the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley’s upcoming Mobile Forum on November 17 — “Check In Here: the Intersection of Hyperlocal and Mobile.” Laurie Lamberth will lead off this event with a 15-minute Analyst Overview, which will cover the history, status, trends and hot players in the LBS social and shopping appsphere.
2010 has been “the year of location services,” at least with respect to consumer applications. In January,
The U.S. mobile industry has an upbeat feel this fall: LTE is finally here with MetroPCS’s scoop-the-big-guys Vegas launch, sexy new devices such as Samsung’s Android-inside Galaxy Tab(let) are generating excitement, and location intelligence is enabling huge crop of context-aware consumer and enterprise apps and services.
What’s Hot? Location, location, location: context-aware mobile ad and marketing platforms. Android everywhere. Apps for your car, TV and appliances. Mobile payments and mGiving. Social-social-social-social-social. The Cloud brings large-scale computing resources to miniaturized mobile devices. And more…
GigaOm Pro has again tapped Laurie Lamberth to share her analysis and insights on the wireless industry, this time in a Research Note about the fresh set of location-based (LBS) consumer shopping apps that hit the scene in August, 2010. While these announcements — including shopping apps Shopkick, ShopAlerts, AisleBuyer and Facebook’s scene-stealing Places service — all landed in the headlines within two weeks, they represent the crest of a location services wave that’s been building from some time. Why is LBS so hot, all of a sudden?