Survey Shows Heavy Industry Leading IoT Deployments

In 2016, 43 percent of organizations will either already be using the Internet of Things or be implementing it within their environments, according to Gartner’s survey of 465 IT and business professionals. Some 29 percent of respondents already have deployed IoT technologies. Some 14 percent expect to do so in 2016. “Heavy” industries , including utilities, energy suppliers and manufacturers are lead users at present, with 56 percent of businesses in those categories indicating that they will have implemented IoT by year’s end. “Up until now, the leading adopters of IoT have been more the industrial, heavy-industry-type businesses” involved in mining, manufacturing and the like, Gartner research Chet Geschickter, said

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Mobile Data Consumption to Grow 59% in 2015

Mobile data traffic will grow 59 percent in 2015 and 53 percent in 2016, Gartner predicts, driven primarily by consumption of video. “Mobile video is generating 50 percent of all mobile data,” says Jessica Ekholm, Gartner research director. “We expect video streaming to account for over 60 percent of mobile data traffic in 2018.” Video-calling services will contribute to overall demand, as well. In terms of traffic, five minutes of 3G FaceTime video calling uses up to 15 megabytes of data, a small amount.

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Crossing the creepy line

This article was authored by Stefan Hammond, and was originally posted on  telecomasia.net . Research firm Gartner typically offers annual predictions as mentioned in my blog-post “ Predictions or science fiction? ”  late last year. In January, a couple of switched-on Gartner VPs – Brian Prentice and Andrew Rowsell-Jones – came to Hong Kong to give journalists an in-person taste of the future

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250 Million Connected Vehicles by 2020?

By 2020, there will be 250 million connected vehicles on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, according to Gartner forecasts. That would represent about 20 percent of all vehicles on the road worldwide with some form of wireless network connection by 2020. Telematics, automated driving, infotainment and mobility services are among the key new capabilities the connections will support.

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40% of Enterprises Will Go "Wi-Fi First" by 2020

Ethernet cabling remains the mainstay for enterprise data connections, but Wi-Fi is becoming a “first choice” of employees, for a number of reasons. By 2018, 40 percent of enterprises will specify Wi-Fi as the default connection for non-mobile devices, such as desktops, desk phones, projectors, conference room, Gartner analysts now predict. User reliance on mobility is key. In the emerging economies, users are adopting smartphones as their exclusive mobile devices while in developed economies, multi-device households are becoming the norm, with tablets growing at the fastest rate of any computing device, Gartner says

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Public Cloud Revenue Grows 34% Annually in India

Public cloud services revenue in India will reach $638 million by the end of 2014, an increase of almost 34 percent, or $161 million over 2013 revenue, according to Gartner analysts. Software as a service will generate $249 million in 2014, an increase of 37 percent over 2013. Spending on infrastructure as a servivce will grow 33 percent to $77 million during the same period. In 2018, the public cloud market will generate almost $2 billion in revenue . Some 53 percent of surveyed organizations in India indicate they are using cloud services today, with another 43 percent indicating plans to begin using cloud services in the next 12 months, Gartner says

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CenturyLink, NTT take dominant spots in APAC cloud market, says Gartner

CenturyLink and NTT have established themselves as key players in what has become one of the fastest growing regions for cloud services, according to Gartner's Magic Quadrant report on managed hosting providers in Asia Pacific.

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CenturyLink, NTT take dominant spots in APAC cloud market, says Gartner

CenturyLink and NTT have established themselves as key players in what has become one of the fastest growing regions for cloud services, according to Gartner's Magic Quadrant report on managed hosting providers in Asia Pacific.

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Amazon is 5X Bigger Than All Other Cloud Vendors Combined

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Amazon is 5X Bigger Than All Other Cloud Vendors Combined

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"Less Change Than You Think, Near Term; More Than You Think Later"

Important innovations in the communications business often seem to have far less market impact than expected.

Verizon, Savvis lead Europe’s managed hosting market, says Gartner

Verizon and Savvis, CenturyLink's data center and cloud subsidiary, have taken leadership spots in the European market, according to Gartner's Magic Quadrant report on managed hosting providers.

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Gartner: Sprint’s MPLS, Ethernet expansions advance its standing

Sprint ( NYSE: S ) may be known primarily for its wireless services, but the provider's efforts to grow its domestic and global footprint drove up its profile from niche player to challenger on Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers. In 2012, the service provider increased its investment in its wireline business by 53 percent. Two of the key network growth areas it invested in throughout the year were its global MPLS network and Ethernet through E-NNI (external-network to network interconnection (E-NNI) agreements with other carrier partners.

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Gartner: Sprint’s MPLS, Ethernet expansions advance its standing

Sprint ( NYSE: S ) may be known primarily for its wireless services, but the provider's efforts to grow its domestic and global footprint drove up its profile from niche player to challenger on Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers. In 2012, the service provider increased its investment in its wireline business by 53 percent. Two of the key network growth areas it invested in throughout the year were its global MPLS network and Ethernet through E-NNI (external-network to network interconnection (E-NNI) agreements with other carrier partners.

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AT&T takes leadership position on Gartner’s Asia Pacific Magic Quadrant

AT&T ( NYSE: T ) has been named one of the leaders on Gartner's “Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers 2012 Report,” illustrating the telco's ongoing drive to serve multinational corporations (MNCs) that have global offices in in key Asia Pacific regions. Image source: Gartner The service provider has been increasingly expanding its presence in various Asia Pacific countries with a particular focus on China, India and Japan. In recent years, AT&T has developed a set of managed services, including telepresence, conferencing, unified communications (UC) and security to address MNCs that have a presence in these countries. Building on that service base, AT&T plans to introduce a new UC as a Service (UCaaS), which Gartner says is a “step toward more cloud-based services.” All of these services are complemented by local on-site technicians who can address customer issues that arise with their managed and IT services

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NFC Pessimism Grows, and Might be a Good Thing

Juniper Research has revised its forecasts for the global near field communications market, significantly scaling back its growth estimates for the North American and Western European markets. In some ways, that might be considered a “good” thing, to the extent that it follows a common pattern of technology adoption. What is “good” about deflated hopes is that such periods seem “always” to happen, and are just a milestone on the way to eventual adoption on a fairly wide scale. So the argument is that dashed initial hopes mean the market is moving in the way one should expect: high hopes, disillusionment, and finally adoption. The most significant change to the Juniper Research forecast is the amount of transaction activity NFC devices will drive, as the new forecast reduced the number of NFC devices in use only slightly

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Social media will become a bigger part of the UC experience

As enterprises move into what Gartner calls the “third wave” of unified communications, social media sites including Twitter and Facebook will become part of the growing set of functions. Although the third wave has not yet arrived, Gartner added that they are finding evidence through of enterprises adding social software to the UC service mix. Fred Donovan, Editor of FierceEnterpriseCommunications , looks at this issue in an ongoing series by our wireline group this week examining UC trends in the wireline segment of the industry. Read more

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Tracking the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012

Chief information officers, senior IT leaders, and analysts converged this week in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 21-25 at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo to discuss the latest IT and telecom service trends. Fred Donovan, senior editor of FierceEnterpriseCommunications , is on hand covering all the major developments at the conference. Check out the special coverage page

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Firms Using Social Media for Marketing Will Have to Use Social for Customer Replies

By 2014, organizations that refuse to communicate with customers by social media will face the same level of wrath from customers as those that ignore today’s basic expectation that they will respond to emails and phone calls, Gartner argues.

Should all Internet Device User Interfaces be the Same?

Ask yourself whether it is especially helpful for all your digital devices to use a similar look and feel. How important is it that your PC, your tablet, your smart phone and possibly other devices have a similar user interface? Microsoft is about to find out, it appears, with the launch of Microsoft 8.

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