Tablets and Smartphones Drive Demand for Smart Connected Devices in Western Europe

The smart connected device (SCD) market continued to post strong growth in 3Q13, with combined shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones reaching almost 55 million units in the third quarter — up 12% on the same quarter last year, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). With shipments expected to exceed 230 million units this year in Western Europe and revenues to be near $120 billion — an increase of 11% year on year compared with 2012 — SCDs continue to be one of the fastest growing markets in the IT industry, with tablets and smartphones driving overall consumer electronics spending. Continue reading “Tablets and Smartphones Drive Demand for Smart Connected Devices in Western Europe”

Verizon Launches New Security Suite to Protect the Internet of Things

The number of Internet-connected automobiles, smart meters and home-monitoring systems has increased dramatically, yet cybersecurity services to safeguard them are proving to be inadequate. To address this emerging technology risk, Verizon Enterprise Solutions has launched Managed Certificate Services, a next-generation, cloud-based platform. Continue reading “Verizon Launches New Security Suite to Protect the Internet of Things”

Frost & Sullivan: internet of things (IoT) as a pivotal catalyst for the ICT industry in 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to be a key area of interest for IT buyers and sellers in 2014. “The explosion of IoT activity over the next few years will be driven by the nexus of low cost sensors, cloud computing, advanced data analytics and mobility,” says Andrew Milroy, Vice President, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific. Continue reading “Frost & Sullivan: internet of things (IoT) as a pivotal catalyst for the ICT industry in 2014”