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Smart cities has been a topic of great interest of late. The infrastructure and planning situation in most cities and urban areas has not been encouraging. There has been increasing pressure on cities to work within existing infrastructure, the challenge to cut costs, and the need to utilize energy sources effectively and manage resources optimally. …

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By now, chances are that you or someone you know has gotten their feet wet and purchased a first generation wearable device, such as a Fitbit, Jawbone or Pebble fitness band or tracker. While wearable devices are currently not as prevalent as other mobile devices, such as smartphones, they are gaining wide spread attention and …

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In today’s IoT and Mobile article, blog, and discussion overload, we are inundated with vendor perspectives, the spin on use cases and ROI, and the technology/numbers. In my 15 years in the market research/consulting industry, I have personally enjoyed getting the perspectives of buyers, decision-makers, influencers and those feeling the pain from the executive, strategy, finance, and …

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Tracking the numbers to help you understand the industry Earlier this month, I published an overview report on the mobile carrier 2Q 2015 reported numbers (2Q 2015 Mobile Industry Update: Total Industry and Top 4 Carrier Overview). I looked at basic financials like revenue, end of quarter subscriber counts, churn and other key areas like tablet …

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As posted in CIOReview Magazine, pg 48 – http://magazine.cioreview.com/July-2015/M2M_2015/ Critical Areas that Need to be Addressed for M2M and IoT Markets to Flourish Compass Intelligence believes the U.S. market alone will reach $8.5 Billion in Business IoT revenues by 2020, and this does not include things such as enterprise wearables and connected consumer products.  This market …

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Please join us this fall in Dallas, TX as we embark on an interactive, learning, and peer advisory event around Managing, Deploying, and Securing Mobile Devices, M2M, IoT, and other mobility solutions on the workplace, in business/government operations, and more! What:                                                   Go Mobile 2015 When:                                                  November 11th-13th, 2015 (Wednesday-Friday) Where:                                                The Highland Dallas, a Hilton …

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Originally published at www.bamboo-mobile.com One of the first projects I ever worked on at Compass Intelligence in 2011 was analyzing, evaluating and ranking mobile phone buyback, recycling and trade in programs. Back then (a whopping four years ago), if I had to generally explain to some of my friends what I was doing, I’d say, …

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Across various industries (from manufacturing to retail to government), businesses continue to struggle with their IoT strategy and are challenged in understanding what makes sense for their own business or industry.  Vendors are also missing the boat as they focus on connectivity and superficial solutions that do not bring together all the core components to make automation …

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As businesses struggle with BYOD, managing employee issued smartphones and tablets and experience continuing pressure to simplify and manage operational expenses, choosing the right plan for corporate issued devices and managing those devices is critical.  As such, business decision-makers and IT managers continue to rely on their wireless carrier and other vendors to support with …

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Overview Demand for enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions is continuing to unfold as enterprises across a range of industries seek to enhance workforce productivity and collaboration while also reducing network security risks and IT administrative costs. Within the enterprise market, EMM deployments encompass both corporate as well as employee-owned devices. In fact, an increasing number …

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