Articles tagged: 'mobile'
March 28, 2013
It is easy to imagine many changes from today’s world if the predictions of fifty billion devices in 2020 are accurate. This will be almost 7 devices for every person on the planet. While it’s common to hear ‘IOT’ in conversations, let’s take a step back to see where we are today, the market drivers …
August 1, 2012
Even though the cloud is permeating everything we do today, I was recently reminded that it’s even omnipresent far outside the walls of tech. With all the TV ads, as well as our most prominent airports and U.S. highways peppered with cloud-based billboards, even our parents know how to properly use cloud in sentence today. But to hear about the cloud from the pulpit at church on Sunday, that caught me a bit off guard. (And no, the punch line was not that heaven was in the clouds!)
A visiting homilist explained that he could travel light—especially to a high-tech place like Silicon Valley now that all his information was in the cloud and easily accessible from anywhere, anytime. It was true, he had no problem accessing his homily, until he tried to print and the printer ran out of ink. Unfortunately, the content was stuck in the cloud so he had to “wing it.” Needless to say, this quickly brings us back down to earth with a firm reminder that as powerful as the cloud is, at some point we are limited by the performance of (or lack thereof) our local devices.
Clearly our local devices are not much use without cloud con
January 26, 2012
As featured in: Analysts agree that much of the semiconductor growth over the next few years will be in the mobile market segments—smart phones, tablets and ultra-books, in particular. At the recent CES, there was no lack of these devices on display, all which are competing to cash in on the cachet that Apple has …
July 28, 2011
As featured in: As an I IP provider, I have been watching with great interest the patent battles taking place between the major players in the wireless market. The now seemingly daily announcements of new lawsuits in the mobile consumer market translate to several things—wireless devices have become true consumer items, the dollars are high …